Fisheries Science Will Take A Long Time to Recover
The federal government’s gag order on fishery scientists, which is forcing many of them into early retirement, threatens the viability of Canada’s ability to deal with the many changes which are occurring in the ocean abutting Atlantic Canada’s coastal areas.
With global warming and shifts in ocean temperatures, what this will mean to sea life and therefore to the commercial fishing community and to global communities, needs to be studied and understood so that we can all prepare for ...
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 ...
More Fisheries-related Convictions Handed Out
Fisheries and Oceans Canada, Maritimes Region announced April 23 that two Yarmouth County men, arrested in 2012 for possessing 6,222 illegal-sized lobsters, were convicted last week and fined a total of $62,500 under the Fisheries Act.
A surveillance operation conducted by local Fishery Officers in Comeau’s Hill on April 27, 2012 uncovered 24 cages of lobsters onboard fishing vessel Melanie Lynn II.
Appearing before the Yarmouth court on April 17, 2015, Earl Patrick Boudreau pleaded ...
Chronology of a Deal Gone Bad
Timeline Traces Breakdown of CETA-Related Fisheries Fund
“The provincial fishery is now ideally positioned to capitalize on unrestricted access to European seafood markets and become more globally competitive with the creation of a $400-million federal-provincial fund to support industry enhancements.”
This was how an excited and optimistic Kathy Dunderdale described the now embattled fisheries fund on October 29, 2013.
At the time, the now former Newfoundland and Labrador premier ...