Gulf Crab Fishery in Disarray
To say this year’s snow crab fishery in the Gulf of St. Lawrence has been a challenging one, would be an understatement.
The 2018 season was delayed in opening by the presence of heavy ice in the bays and ports of the region. And once the fishery finally opened, catch rates were much lower than last year.
However, the biggest disruption to the valuable fishery was the closure of crab fishing areas due to the arrival of right whales in the Gulf. At least 18 North Atlantic right whales ...
New Brunswick Introduces Seafood Industry Improvement Fund Act
On Feb. 11, the New Brunswick government tabled legislation to establish a special fund to support the fish and seafood sectors.
The Seafood Industry Improvement Fund Act was created in response to recommendations of the Maritime Lobster Panel and the Canadian Lobster Value Recovery Summit, which supported the establishment of a levy or “check-off contribution” by industry to finance generic lobster promotion and market intelligence for the Maritime lobster sectors.
“In Moving New ...