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Adjustment Needed in Canadian Lobster Industry in Light of New U.S. Regulations

The minimum size of lobster caught and sold in the United States is about to make two significant jumps in the next four years and the Canadian lobster industry is still figuring out the impact it will have. As of January 1, 2025, the minimum carapace size of lobsters sold in the U.S. will increase from 82 millimetres to 84 millimetres. By 2027, this number will again increase to 86 millimetres. Lobsters below these set sizes caught in the U.S. must be thrown back, and lobster being exported ...

2016 Personal Use Seal License Information Session

DFO advises that there will be a seal information session for new applicants requesting personal use seal licenses in Foxtrap on Thursday, February 25, 2016, at the Royal Canadian Legion at 7 p.m. Persons obtaining a new personal use seal license must have: Proof of age (18 or older), A Firearms Safety/Hunter Education Certificate, Proof they have attended a seal information session. As with any sealing activity, personal use seal license holders must follow the Marine Mammal ...

N.S. Government Launches New Aquaculture Regulations

A more responsible and transparent approach to aquaculture development, and greater clarity for industry, is the centerpiece of new aquaculture regulations released by the Nova Scotia government Oct. 26. Fisheries and Aquaculture Minister Keith Colwell announced the new regulations at the Fisheries Museum of the Atlantic in Lunenburg. Colwell was joined by a member of the One Nova Scotia Coalition, which has identified responsible resource development as an important part of the province's ...

Fisherman Receives $12,000 in Fines and Forfeitures for Turbot Infractions

Joey Leyte of Seldom has been convicted under Section 22(7) of the Fishery (General) Regulations for failing to accurately report the amount of gear fished, as well as exceeding his trip limit for Greenland halibut (turbot). Leyte was convicted in Gander Provincial Court on May 4, 2015, for breaching two counts of the Fishery (General) Regulations. He was fined $5,000 with two years to pay for failing to fully and accurately complete his fishing log on a daily basis. He was also fined ...

DFO is Over-Regulating the Newfoundland Fishery

It saddens me to write this sort of letter. People talk to me from all over Newfoundland and I hear the complaints from so many people on the way the Department of Fisheries does business in its enforcement role. Every year the court dockets in the Newfoundland region are getting more names for violations under the Fisheries Act. Since DFO started to micro-manage the fishery, many Newfoundland harvesters are getting into trouble with the thousands of regulations in the Fisheries Act. Most ...