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PhD Candidate Seeks to Increase Understanding of Lobster Migration

Emily Blacklock has used a combination of satellite tracking and ocean bathymetry to pinpoint exactly where lobsters are migrating in the Bay of Fundy. Blacklock, a PhD candidate at the University of New Brunswick, is tracking the migration patterns of American lobster in the Bay of Fundy. Tag and capture methods are routinely used to track the migration of lobsters, but Blacklock said that this system doesn’t paint a complete picture of where lobsters move throughout the year. “In ...

Tidal Energy Turbine Worrying Bay of Fundy Fishermen

Photos by Lonnie Snow Fishermen in the Bay of Fundy have been left wondering and worrying who will be responsible for the tidal energy turbine that was deployed in the Minas Passage by Cape Sharp Tidal, just days before the parent company in the venture filed for bankruptcy in Ireland. The turbine deployment was done on July 22, nine days before the lobster fishing area (LFA) 35 lobster fishery closed for the season on July 31 and four days before OpenHydro Group Ltd. filed for ...

Right Whales: Reason Needs to Outweigh Reaction

I have worked for the Grand Manan Fishermen’s Association for 25 years. It’s been a good career; there’s always something new in the fishery. I’ve gotten to know some great people both locally and across the country. I come from a fishing family; my father, brother and brother-in-law are all fishermen. I have a strong attachment to what I do and why I do it. While as a fishing community, we have the same seasonality markers as most places (Christmas, Easter, Canada Day, ...

Fishermen Feel Left Out of Fundy Tidal Process

A five-storey high, two-megawatt turbine made its way from Pictou, N.S. around the coast to the Fundy Ocean Research Centre for Energy (FORCE) site in the Bay of Fundy outside Parrsboro last month. This will be the first of two such turbines that eventually will be placed in the Bay of Fundy by Cape Sharp Tidal. This is just one project of five Fundy tidal power tests which the province feels could very well place Nova Scotia in the forefront of using electricity produced the green way. ...

Ferry Solution Needed for Bay of Fundy / Nova Scotia Needs to Readjust Aquaculture Priorities

Federal Fisheries Minister Hunter Tootoo may be asked to get into the transportation business if the ferry mess in southwest Nova Scotia isn’t solved in the immediate future. It may cost Canadian taxpayers millions to correct what the Tories did to the system before they were relegated to Never Never Land, but what else is new. The New England marketplace is a key player for fresh fish and seafood produced in western and south western Nova Scotia — both as a consumer and as a hub to ...