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SWNS Fish Harvester Associations Rescind Support for Moderate Livelihood Fishery: Decision is Related to “Breach of Faith” by DFO

Commercial fish harvester associations in Southwestern Nova Scotia are calling out the federal Department of Fisheries and Oceans (DFO) for “a flagrant breach of faith” when it comes to First Nations’ moderate livelihood fishing understandings. “It is time for DFO to be transparent on regulation of treaty rights. As leaders in the fishing community, we also know that a resolution to these issues can only be found when all stakeholders have a seat at the table and there is transpare...

Season Winding Down in SWNS – Canadian Lobster Should be Well-Positioned for 2023 Retail, Foodservice and E-Commerce Promotions, says LCC

With wholesale prices back to more historical levels and no over supply of inventory, “Canadian lobster should be well positioned for retail, foodservice and e-commerce promotions in 2023,” says Geoff Irvine, executive director of the Lobster Council of Canada (LCC). “As usual, it is very hard to predict the spring market, but I would say that live and frozen lobster inventories are in an overall good position going into the spring. Wholesale prices for live lobster and frozen tails ...

Challenging Lobster Season Wraps up in SWNS

Above: Lobster traps are offloaded from the Lady Joan at the Clark’s Harbour wharf on Cape Sable Island as the LFA 34 fishery winds down for another season. Kathy Johnson photos     Another lobster season is in the books for lobster fishing areas (LFAs) 33 and 34. The six-month season closed on May 31 with a shore price of $10/pound. “As we reflect upon the fall, winter and spring lobster fishery in LFAs 33 and 34, it was in many respects challenging,” says Leo ...