Drop in Shore Price Impacting Scallop Fishery
While a drop in the shore price is having an impact on southwestern Nova Scotia and Bay of Fundy scallop fishermen this season, it is not as bad as was feared when word came earlier this year that the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) was going to open up previously closed scallop areas off the coast of New England.
“The biggest issue this year is the perceived increase in (U.S.) landings and the new access that they have,” said Alain d’Entremont, Chief Operating ...
Trial Commercial Diver-Caught Scallop Fishery Set to Go in Nova Scotia
Marking a first for Nova Scotia, a trial commercial diver-caught scallop fishery has been approved by Fisheries and Oceans Canada (DFO) and is set to begin on July 16, 2016.
The Ecology Action Centre (EAC) has been working regularly with DFO and fishing industry partners in Nova Scotia over the past four years to help make this trial fishery a reality.
“We were seeing local restaurants selling diver-caught scallops, but they were sourcing them from Mexico. We realized that there was an ...