N.S. Inshore Scallop Fishery on an Even Keel
Above photo: Cape Sable Island fisherman Garrett Cottreau passes a bag of scallop meats to be weighed during the last offload of the season on Aug. 28 at the Clark’s Harbour wharf. Kathy Johnson photo
Another scallop season is in the books for Cape Sable Island fisherman Garrett Cottreau, president of the Tri-County Scallop Association.
“We just finished fishing east of Baccaro (scallop fishing area 29 F). This year there were scallops everywhere. It was phenomenal,” said ...
Fishery Alive and Kicking in South Western Nova Scotia
Contrary to popular opinion, the commercial fishery in southwestern Nova Scotia is far from comatose and is indeed alive and kicking.
You don’t have to look too far to prove this point.
Some boat builders are booked up for the next four years as fishermen — especially lobstermen — are opting for the big 50-footers so they can extend their fishing grounds and time.
A lobster buyer in Meteghan River, who employed some 70 or so workers four year ago, now has 300 on the payroll and ...
Diving for Supper
Above: A fish tub filled with scallops rests on the deck of a charter boat following a recreational dive in Nova Scotia. DFO recently gave a green light to allow a recreational scallop dive off P.E.I.
P.E.I. Launches First Recreational Scallop Fishery
Recreational divers on Prince Edward Island now have another reason to celebrate their hobby —and it’s delicious.
The Department of Fisheries and Oceans recently approved the creation of a recreational scallop fishery, a first for ...
Once a Farmer at Heart, Man Builds Family Fishing Enterprise
Pictured above: Members of the Ellis family: Kathyrn, Carolyn, Diane and Stephen.
Stephen Ellis had planned to be a farmer.
The youngest of 10, he wanted to farm the land that had been in his family for generations.
But sometimes life takes you in another direction.
For Stephen, now 60, that direction was to the water and fishing off the coasts of all four Atlantic provinces.
From his early beginning as a deckhand on his father’s lobster boat to owning five fishing boats, ...
Creating Value Key to Success in Global Seafood Business: CEO — Clearwater Seafoods Focused on Growth
With world population growth and a trend toward healthier diets, the global demand for seafood has jumped way past the available supply from both wild and farmed finfish and shellfish species.
For innovative seafood companies this means favourable market dynamics and opportunities for growth.
Ian Smith, Clearwater Seafood’s chief executive officer, said his company is doing well because of its ability to create value in its wild-caught seafood products and customer service. Ensuring the ...
2HJ,3KLNO Scallop Fishery Opening
DFO advises that the commercial Scallop fishery in NAFO Divisions 2HJ, 3KLNO will open at 06:00 hours, Monday, June 1, 2015.
Harvesters are reminded that there is no dragging authorized in inshore crab fishing areas in NAFO Divisions 3KL.
Licence fees and licence conditions are available through the national online licencing system.
3PS Scallop Fishery Opening
DFO advises that the Scallop fishery in Scallop Fishing Area 10 (Placentia Bay) and Area 11 (Fortune Bay) south of 47 degrees 00 minutes North will open at 0600 hours on Monday, April 20, 2015.
Fish harvesters are reminded that fishing is not permitted in the middle and south sea scallop beds. These areas are defined in the licence conditions.
Closure area from Point Verde to Red Harbour and North Harbour (Area 10) remain in effect.
Licence conditions are available on the National ...
Scallop Fishery Closure – Placentia Bay
DFO advises fish harvesters that the portion of Scallop Fishing Area 10 (Placentia Bay), inside a line drawn from Point Verde (47 14.33" N, 54 00.94"W) on the east side of the bay, to Red Harbour (47 16.59"N, 54 58.58"w) on the west side, is closed and will reopen September 1, 2015 in line with the management plan for that fishery.