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Bluefin Quota Increase Could Mean Additional $2 Million for Atlantic Fishermen

Things were a bit different at an ICCAT (International Commission for the Conservation of Atlantic Tunas) meeting in Italy in November. A change in the make-up of the U.S. delegation meant support for tuna fishing quota increases. At previous meetings, the U.S. delegation was led by a former employee of the PEW Foundation, a group dead-set against any quotas for bluefins, although scientific advice and fishermen lobbied heavily for increases. The major factor in the decision for the ...

Fishermen Pleased With P.E.I. Fall Lobster Season

Prince Edward Island’s fall lobster season got off to an inauspicious start in 2014 but ended on a high note. Lee Knox, president of the Prince County Fishermen’s Association, recalls sailing out of Skinners Pond on Aug. 8 with winds gusting to more than 50 km/h as worried family members watched from the shore. It was probably the worst setting day he’s seen in 27 years, said Knox. “Fishermen were basically setting in a storm I guess you could call it,” he said. “Our ...