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Keeping the Home Fires Burning in the New Year

A climatologist recently stated that one of the impacts of global warming would be shorter winters for countries like ours. The last week of November and first week in December readily brought that to mind as temperatures in my part of Nova Scotia, on more than a few days, hovered in the double digits. Lawns seemed to beg for yet another clipping and teens whipped out their stored, cut-off jeans to pay homage to the sun. This could come at a price for the lobster fishing industry in ...

Bluefin Quota Increase Could Mean Additional $2 Million for Atlantic Fishermen

Things were a bit different at an ICCAT (International Commission for the Conservation of Atlantic Tunas) meeting in Italy in November. A change in the make-up of the U.S. delegation meant support for tuna fishing quota increases. At previous meetings, the U.S. delegation was led by a former employee of the PEW Foundation, a group dead-set against any quotas for bluefins, although scientific advice and fishermen lobbied heavily for increases. The major factor in the decision for the ...

High Winds Delay LFA 33-34 Openings

Early Prices in $4/Pound Range Sometimes Mother Nature works in your favour. Lobster harvesters had been going through a rough time price-wise for a few years when a vote was taken a year ago last fall to delay the opening of the LFA 33-34 fishery by one week. The theory was it would enable the shells to harden and prevent a glut of sub-par lobsters on the market which depress prices. The motion was narrowly defeated but the weather turned cold and windy for that first week so mission ...