Petty Harbour Mini Aquarium Opening its Doors for Season 6
The Petty Harbour Mini Aquarium opens its doors for its 6th season Saturday June 9th at 10am. The 2017 season saw over 18, 000 visitors come through and expectations are even higher for 2018. The non-profit, seasonal, local, catch and release aquarium is prepared for another fun-filled season with new and exciting interactive exhibits in addition to the traditional, local marine species and touch tanks.
New exhibits include a beluga whale skeleton acquired from local organization Tangly ...
Seal Fishery Opening April 9
DFO advises Newfoundland and Labrador Seal harvesters that the seal fishery will re-open in Sealing Areas 4 to 23 and Sealing Areas 25 to 27 at 0600 hours on April 9.
This fishery will open for Front Longliners, Areas 5 to 8 Small Boats and Speed Boats, all Area 4 vessels and for Gulf Longliners, Gulf Small Boats, Gulf Speed Boats as well as Personal Use. This includes License Classes N100 to N106, N200 to N204, N300 to N302, and N400-N401.
DFO further advises Seal harvesters having a ...
Lobster Landings Solid in LFAs 33 and 34
Above photo: Woods Harbour fisherman Sandy Goreham carries a trap while loading the Theresa and Cole at the Lower Woods Harbour wharf.
Halifax Airport Gears Up for Busy Cargo Season
The lobster season is well underway in southwestern Nova Scotia, with solid landings, a strong shore price and firm market conditions during the opening month.
The season opened on November 28 after a one-day weather delay for the close to 1,700 fishing vessels in Lobster Fishing Areas (LFAs) 33 and 34. ...
Lobster Season About to Kick Off in Southwest Nova
Above photo: Fishermen bait lobster traps on the Clark’s Harbour wharf on dumping day in 2016. The commercial lobster fishery in LFAs 33 and 34 was scheduled to open on Nov. 27. Kathy Johnson photo
LFA 35 Opening Offers Hope for Good Start in LFAs 33-34
Strong landings, a shore price of $6.50/pound and a “decent quality” catch in the Upper Bay of Fundy had lobster fishermen in Lobster Fishing Areas 33 and 34 optimistic for another good season as they readied for the scheduled ...
Valuable and Lucrative LFA 33-34 Season Kicks Off
Nor’easters are not a fishermen’s friend, especially on dumping day of the lobster fishery.
One was predicted to visit the weekend leading up to November 28, the day when over 1,600 lobstermen from Eastern Passage, Halifax County, to Digby, Nova Scotia, were due to set over half a million lobster pots to usher the beginning of the winter season in LFA 33-34.
The storm veered more to the north than predicted and most of the key lobster sites in the areas were spared near hurricane ...
Bluefin Tuna Fishery Opening Delayed Yet Again
DFO advises that, at the request of industry, the opening of the Bluefin tuna fishery for vessels fishing home waters in NAFO Division 3LNOP is further delayed until 0600 hours on Wednesday, October 19, 2016.
Amended licence conditions are available on the National Online Licensing System (NOLS). Tuna tags and ICCAT forms are available at DFO detachment offices in Bay Roberts, Marystown and Placentia.
For fish harvesters who have already purchased tuna tags, your licence conditions must ...
Southern Shore Fixed Gear Capelin Fishery Opening
DFO advises that the capelin fishery, for vessels less than 19.8 metres, using fixed gear, in that portion of Capelin Fishing Area 8 (Southern Shore) from Cape Neddick to Cape Pine will open at 0600 hours on July 4, 2015.
Fish harvesters are reminded that no capelin may be removed from any fixed gear until the fishery has been open for a period of 24 hours and dockside monitoring requirements are in place for this fishery.
Licence conditions can be obtained through the DFO National ...