Positive Year for P.E.I. Lobster Fishermen
Catches and Prices Steady
While the final tally isn’t in, indications are 2019 has been a successful year for Prince Edward Island lobster fishermen.
Bobby Jenkins, president of the P.E.I. Fishermen’s Association (PEIFA), said while he hasn’t seen any reports yet, from what he’s been hearing “everything is pretty positive as far as landings go,” in lobster fishing area (LFA) 25, which closed on October 10.
“The shore price was up from last year, not a significant ...
Ears on the Ocean Floor
Southwest Nova Fishermen and DFO Partner in Hydrophone Project
Above: A hydrophone sits inside a modified lobster trap at the Eastern Canadian Fisheries Exposition. Kathy Johnson photo
More hydrophone units are expected to be deployed this spring in waters off southwestern Nova Scotia and the Bay of Fundy in a collaborative effort between the Department of Fisheries and Oceans (DFO) and local fishermen to collect acoustic data that detects the presence of large baleen whales, including ...
On the Waterfront – June 2018
FCC Looking for Clear and Stable Policy Framework
On May 3, the Fisheries Council of Canada (FCC) appeared before the House of Commons Standing Committee on Fisheries and Oceans and called for a clear and stable policy framework that will instill confidence to invest and support conservation.
The Standing Committee on Fisheries and Oceans is examining Bill C-68, Amendments to the Fisheries Act. The Bill contains extensive amendments to restore lost protections from 2012 and to incorporate ...
Windy Weather Impacting Southwest N.S. Lobster Season
Above photo: Extra lines hold fishing boats safe and sound at the Clark’s Harbour wharf in the wake of a nor’easter that brought hurricane force winds and full tide storm surges to southwestern Nova Scotia in early January. Kathy Johnson photo
Two winter storms packing hurricane force winds, combined with smaller gales, have been keeping lobster fishermen ashore more than on the water in southwestern Nova Scotia this winter.
But when they do get out, “the catches have been ...