month : 06/2023 14 results

Volatility Would be an Understatement

The Merriam-Webster Dictionary defines irony as “the use of words to express something other than and especially the opposite of the literal meaning.” On February 16 of this year, just two days after Valentine’s Day, the Fish, Food and Allied Workers Union (FFAW) and the Association of Seafood Producers (ASP) held a surprising, joint press conference to announce their mutual cooperation for the upcoming 2023 snow crab season. Newly-minted FFAW President Greg Pretty and Secretary-T...

Air Cargo Activity “Steadily Growing” at Halifax Airport

While not fully recovered to pre-pandemic activity levels, cargo export volumes in 2022 increased by six per cent compared to 2021 at Halifax Stanfield International Airport. “Air cargo activity is steadily growing and global demand for Nova Scotia’s live lobster remains high,” says Leah Batstone, Communications and Marketing Advisor for the Halifax International Airport Authority. “We’ve seen some of our carriers add more frequent flights this year as the industry starts to ...

Use of Propeller Clams as Lobster Bait Growing in Atlantic Canada

With rising prices and issues with sustainability in the shellfish bait market, alternative bait is on the minds of many and propeller clams may present an effective solution to fish harvesters’ bait-based woes. Right now, propeller clams are a popular food item in Asia, which is where Nova Scotia-based Clearwater Seafoods sells most of its product. Given the issues Atlantic Canada is having with bait right now, the people at Clearwater saw an opportunity to expand the propeller clam ...

Fisheries Management Agreement Signed with Abegweit First Nation

Another First Nation in Atlantic Canada has entered into an agreement with the federal government that will support its Indigenous and Treaty rights to fish. The Abegweit First Nation, Scotchfort, Prince Edward Island, signed a five-year renewable Collaborative Fisheries Management Agreement on April 14 that will provide it with funding to support implementation and governance related to its fisheries management activities. The agreement recognizes the Mi’kmaq Indigenous and Treaty ...