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Lucrative Spring Fisheries Finally Underway

Weather Created Major Delays in Starting Lobster and Crab Seasons In the week leading up to Mother’s Day on Prince Edward Island, there seemed to be one overarching topic of conversation around the coffee shops. Was mom going to get her traditional feed of fresh lobster? In this part of the country, May 10 is the first big sales day of the year for fish markets. But with copious amounts of ice still clogging the North Shore, setting day kept being pushed back from its original May 1 ...

New Brunswick Sturgeon Caviar Business Growing

Breviro Caviar has come a long way from its early days of a research project to a company selling a distinct product worldwide. Jonathan Barry is the president and director of the company, started in the early 1990s by a few scientists at the Huntsman Marine Science Centre in St. Andrew’s, New Brunswick. At the time, studies were being conducted on shortnose sturgeon, the Acipenser Brevirostrum in the St. John River. This got scientists thinking that maybe shortnose sturgeon could be ...

Valuable P.E.I. Oyster Industry Facing Battle for Future

Wild Oyster Harvesters Say Mussel Industry is Eyeing Their Market Share It was a beautiful Prince Edward Island day at Hurds Point on June 2, 2014, but there were fighting words drifting on the wind. The shore, opening up to historic Bedeque Bay, was dotted with small oyster dories as men and women unloaded countless boxes of valuable oysters. Out on the water, still more people leaned over the sides of their boats, using oyster tongs to labouriously gather heaping rakes full of red muck, ...

Fishing for Success

NL Organization Formed to Pass on Traditional Industry Practices The name Petty Harbour has been synonymous with the fishery for centuries. And Kimberly Orren would like to ensure it stays that way for many years to come. Orren is the executive director and driving force behind Fishing for Success, a new, non-profit organization formed to help preserve traditional fishing knowledge in Newfoundland and Labrador. The Petty Harbour-Maddox Cove resident explained her vision for the fledgling ...