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Lobster Seasons Winding Down in Maritimes

Above: Fishing boats are reflected in the still waters at the Lower East Pubnico wharf  in Yarmouth County. Kathy Johnson photo   Between the end of June and early August, the lobster season will close for the majority of inshore lobster fishing areas (LFAs) in eastern Canada. For most, the season has been nothing to brag about. “Nobody is doing too much. It’s been a pretty meager start to the season,” said Colin Sproul, president of the Bay of Fundy Inshore Fishermen...

Fisheries Charges Hit a Five-Year Low in 2021

The total number of fisheries charges laid across Eastern Canada in 2021 was the lowest for the past five years in the Gulf, Maritimes, Newfoundland and Labrador and Québec regions. According to DFO statistics, in the Gulf Region there were 124 charges laid in 2021 for fisheries violations. This compares to 232 in 2020, 320 in 2019, 461 in 2018 and 280 in 2017. In the Maritimes Region, only 80 charges were laid in 2021, compared to 251 in 2020, 387 in 2019, 412 in 2018 and 332 in ...

Yarmouth to Host Major Commercial Fishing Expo in January

One of Canada’s longest-running, most successful commercial fishing shows returns to the Yarmouth Mariners Centre in two short months. The Eastern Canadian Fisheries Exposition, held every two years in southwestern Nova Scotia, offers a comprehensive showcase of commercial marine products and services. The show is presented in partnership with the Navigator Magazine, the Voice of Atlantic Canada's Fishing Industry. “2018 has been an exceptionally successful year across our portfolio of ...

Public Consultation on Marine Recreational Fishing Licences for Eastern Canada

On May 19, 2017, Fisheries and Oceans Canada (DFO) announced it would consider a new marine recreational licensing system in Eastern Canada. The Department has now commenced a public consultations process to seek views on a new marine recreational licence for Eastern Canada. The consultation will run until August 31, 2017. The public and industry have a variety of methods via which they can provide comments to DFO: 1. Information on the marine recreational fishing licence for Eastern ...