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Canada plans crackdown as trade data shows elver exports were 4 times the legal catch in 2022 – CBC

Dec 15, 2023 DFO creating separate possession-and-export licences to track shipments of baby eels Fisheries and Oceans Canada (DFO) plans to crack down on the illegal fishery for baby eels, also known as elvers, in the Maritimes next year by creating separate possession-and-export licences to track the catch from river to airport. The effort comes as newly […]

by ahnationtalk on December 15, 202354 Views

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A bucket and a net and you’re in business’: Looming tensions in Maritime eel fishery – CTV News

Dec. 14, 2023 HALIFAX – Commercial harvesters of baby eels in the Maritimes say there’s little hope the poaching and violence that forced the closure of the lucrative fishery last season will subside in 2024. The federal Department of Fisheries and Oceans(opens in a new tab) closed the fishery for the tiny, translucent fish known […]

by ahnationtalk on December 14, 202361 Views

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Oceans North Says Launch of Canada’s Green Shipping Corridor Fund Will Help Maritime Sector Compete Globally

December 7, 2023 OTTAWA—Oceans North welcomes Transport Canada’s recent launch of the $165.4 million Green Shipping Corridor Fund. The fund will support the development of clean fuels and technologies at major ports, as well as the development of zero-emission vessels. “The Green Shipping Corridor Fund is a much-needed signal to the maritime sector that the […]

by ahnationtalk on December 7, 202356 Views

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Government of Canada and Province of New Brunswick support improved productivity in aquaculture processing

From: Fisheries and Oceans Canada December 4, 2023 St. George, New Brunswick – With the longest coastline in the world, Canada’s coastal communities rely on the fish and seafood industry as an integral contributor to local and regional economies. This is why the Government of Canada and the Province of New Brunswick today announced funding support […]

by ahnationtalk on December 4, 202345 Views

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Lobster harvesters in southwest N.S say deal with Indigenous groups is being abused – CBC

Dec 01, 2023 Tensions rise over claims traps can be fished by non-Indigenous harvesters who lease commercial licences Lobster harvester associations in southwest Nova Scotia have withdrawn support for an arrangement that authorizes four First Nations in the area to implement their treaty right to fish for a moderate living. On Thursday, fishing groups claimed […]

by ahnationtalk on December 1, 202345 Views

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Mi’kmaw Communities Condemn DFO’s Position on Lobster Trap Allocation

In May 2023, Mi’kmaw communities in the traditional district of Kespukwitk – Annapolis Valley, Bear River, Glooscap and Wasoqopa’q (Acadia) – contacted the Department of Fisheries and Oceans Canada (DFO) to discuss the expected participation levels of Treaty Right Protected (TRP) lobster harvesters from their communities. It was during these discussions, the communities conveyed an […]

by ahnationtalk on November 27, 202351 Views

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N.S. First Nations to exercise right to moderate livelihood during upcoming lobster season – CBC

Nov 20, 2023 First Nations held 684 commercial fishing licences across many species by 2020 For the third consecutive year, four First Nations in southwestern Nova Scotia will exercise their treaty right to fish for a moderate living when Canada’s most lucrative lobster fishery opens next week. The Department of Fisheries and Oceans announced Monday that […]

by ahnationtalk on November 21, 202355 Views

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Government of Canada and Province of New Brunswick help the Association des Crabiers Acadiens Inc. undertake testing of whale-safe snow crab fishing technologies

From: Fisheries and Oceans Canada November 14, 2023 Moncton, New Brunswick – With the longest coastline in the world, Canada’s coastal communities rely on the fish and seafood industry as an integral contributor to local and regional economies. This is why the Government of Canada and the Province of New Brunswick today announced funding support […]

by ahnationtalk on November 14, 202363 Views

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Government of Canada and Province of New Brunswick fund new technology for snow crab vessels

From: Fisheries and Oceans Canada November 7, 2023 Moncton, New Brunswick – With the longest coastline in the world, Canada’s coastal communities rely on the fish and seafood industry as an integral contributor to local and regional economies. This is why the Government of Canada and the Province of New Brunswick today announced funding for a […]

by ahnationtalk on November 7, 202357 Views

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Federal Government loses bid to block application on fisheries consultation

November 01, 2023 Court application by commercial fishing organizations moves forward to examine the process and consultation on Rights and Reconciliation Agreement (RRA) on fisheries SHEDIAC, New Brunswick — The Coalition of Atlantic and Québec Fishing Organizations is pleased to see the court application for a judicial review moving forward to examine if the consultation […]

by ahnationtalk on November 1, 202356 Views

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