Fishermen Encouraged to Attend SWNS Lobster Forum
Photo by Lonnie Snow
Once again, lobster fishermen from throughout southwestern Nova Scotia will be gathering in Yarmouth this fall for frank discussions and hear expert advice on issues facing the industry.
The third annual SWNS Lobster Forum is being hosted at the Grand Hotel on Sept. 19 by five fishermen’s organizations; the Maritime Fishermen’s Union (MFU) Local 9, Coldwater Lobster Association, Scotia Fundy Inshore Fishermen’s Association, the Bay of Fundy Fishermen’s ...
Lobster Bycatch Monitoring
Final Details Being Worked Out for At-Sea Data Collection in Fishery
With the implementation of regular at-sea data collection across all inshore lobster fishing areas (LFAs) in the Maritimes Region starting this fall in LFAs 33 to 3, and in the spring of 2019 for LFAs 27 to 32 and Area 38B, the push is on to finalize the details.
The federal Department of Fisheries and Oceans has notified all inshore lobster licence holders of the pending management changes. DFO is advising harvesters to ...