Britain’s Divorce From the EU Could Have Negative Repercussions in the Maritimes
The decision by Great Britain to divorce itself from the European Union (EU) will have far-reaching effects not only in Europe, but on this side of the Big Pond as well.
In jeopardy is CETA (Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement) a major trade deal between the European Community and Canada which has been in the works for quite some time. The deal is now in peril of being snuffed out due to divorce ...
Seiner Groups Taking Herring Industry into Own Hands
When one discusses a fishery which runs smoothly, Southwest Nova Scotia herring usually comes into the conversation.
When this fishery fell on hard times a few years ago, the few seiners left, six or seven where there used to be 50, decided to be part of the rescue effort. In other words, they put their own hard cash and effort into saving the fishery.
Hundreds of thousands of dollars were spent and the efforts have been successful to the extent that this fishery has had good years for ...
Canadian Herring Gillnet Fishery First in the World to Achieve MSC Certification
The Gulf Nova Scotia Herring Federation and its member associations have achieved the globally-recognized Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) certification for sustainable fishing.
Fall herring from the fishery in Canada’s southern Gulf of St. Lawrence can now be sold with the blue MSC ecolabel indicating it comes from a sustainable, well-managed source. This is the first ever gillnet herring fishery to achieve MSC certification.
‘’We are delighted to see this important fishery ...
A Gillnet Roller Almost Cost Captain Kevin Shaw his Life
It was one of those glorious early September days and the herring were showing up at daybreak aboard the Karla & Brothers, a vessel usually used in the lobster fishery out of the quaint fishing port of Sandford, Nova Scotia.
The village boosts the world’s smallest drawbridge, a tourist attraction. A fish plant is also located on the wharf.
Captain Kevin Shaw and crew, which included his brother Kendall, were fishing on the German Bank, a four-hour sail from Little River Harbour ...
N.B. Fishermen Take on Challenges of Herring Fishery
Billy Francis says when he was offered the chance to take part in another fishery, he couldn’t say no.
But he adds it’s a fishery he knew little about and admits he has a lot to learn and is willing to give it a try.
The 40-year-old has been fishing lobster for two decades, working his way up from deckhand to captain.
After the Esgenoopetij First Nation in Northeastern New Brunswick signed a fishing agreement with the Department of Fisheries and Oceans a year after the fallout of ...
Scots Bay Herring Surveys Show Promise
The South West Nova herring fishery was once a major industry in the Yarmouth region — it kept five, 1,500-tonne-a-day reduction plants in the area operating, as well as stocked a number of factory freezer trawlers from the defunct U.S.S.R., which paid a regular call each summer to the area.
At that time, during the 1970s, there were 49 herring purse seiners taking part in the fishery — some of them from as far away as British Columbia.
The west coasters were here because their ...
Herring Fishery Closed on 3Ps
DFO advises fishers that fixed gear in Herring Fishing Areas 10 and 11, including Pass Island to Cinq Cerf closed at 2400hrs on June 13, 2015.
Also, the mobile gear Herring Fishing in Herring Fishing Area 10 (Placentia Bay) and Herring Fishing Area 11 (Fortune Bay and Southcoast) in 3Ps closed at 2400hrs on June 13, 2015.
Fishers are reminded that all fishing gear must be removed from the water prior to the closure.
Herring Fixed Gear Fishery Closing in Area 12 and Portions of Area 13
DFO advises that the Herring fixed gear fishery (trap, gillnet, bar seine - including modified bar seine known as "tuck seine") in all of Herring Fishing Area 12, and portions of Herring Fishing Area 13 will close at 2400 hours (midnight) Sunday, June 14, 2015 and will re-open at 0600 hours on Saturday, August 1, 2015.
The areas that are closed are all of Fishing Area 12 (NAFO sub-Division 3Pn) and the following portions of Herring Fishing Area 13:
That portion near Serpentine River, ...
Herring Opening Delayed: MSC Certification Process Underway
A concern over small fish led to the cancellation of the herring fishery in May in the 4X quota area.
While fish 18 centimetres in length can be legally caught, the purse seine fleets agreed to forgo the fishery in May. This included areas east of Baccaro and in waters off Halifax.
Donna Larkin, who heads the South West Seiner group out of Pubnico, said a number of seiners would be setting out in the latter part of the month.
This area has a 1,500-tonne quota, but when the herring are ...
Herring Fishery Closing in 3L and 3K
DFO advises that the Fixed gear (seines, trap nets, gillnets) and Mobile gear Herring Fishing in Herring Fishing Area 5 (Bonavista Bay), Herring Fishing Area 6 (Trinity Bay), Herring Fishing Area 7 (Conception Bay), Herring Fishing Area 8 (Southern Shore) and Herring Fishing Area 9 (St.
Mary’s Bay) in 3L will close at 2400hrs on May 31, 2015.
Fixed gear for gillnets only in Herring Fishing Area 5 (Bonavista Bay) and Herring Fishing Area 6 (Trinity Bay) will close at 2400hrs on June 7, ...