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Canada’s Ocean Supercluster Announces $10.5M Coastal Incident Management System (CIMS) Project

Today, Canada’s Ocean Supercluster announced five new projects with a total value of nearly $29 million, including the Coastal Incident Management System (CIMS) Project. This BC-led project will provide coastal, Indigenous, and remote communities a cost-effective rapid response package, including a mobile command, control and communications system, data analysis tool and mobile incident platform for […]

by ahnationtalk on February 7, 202256 Views

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Nunatsiavut Government: 2022 Commercial Fishery Applications

The 2022 Commercial Fishery Applications are now available at the Nunatsiavut Government offices in Upper Lake Melville and Nunatsiavut. All applications and required documents must be completed and submitted to the Fisheries Specialist by February 28 at 4:30pm Atlantic time. For additional instructions, please see application form. For further information, please contact: Todd Broomfield, Director […]

by ahnationtalk on January 14, 202279 Views

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Broad agreement across Maritimes that fishing rules should apply to all

HALIFAX, NS – Recent public opinion research conducted on behalf of the Unified Fisheries Conservation Alliance (UFCA) by Narrative Research found broad agreement among Maritimers that fisheries regulations and commercial fishing seasons have been established with both conservation and sustainability in mind and need to be applied to all. “We are encouraged to see our […]

by ahnationtalk on January 12, 202272 Views

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UFCA granted intervenor status in Sipekne’katik First Nations case against Attorney General of Canada

HALIFAX, NS –The Unified Fisheries Conservation Alliance (UFCA) has obtained intervenor status in the most recent Notice of Application brought forth by Chief Michael Sack and members of Sipekne’katik First Nation against the Attorney General of Canada challenging the regulation and enforcement of Indigenous fishing activities. This is the fourth court case in which the […]

by ahnationtalk on December 13, 2021121 Views

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Category B lobster licence holders still facing 50-year-old punishment

HALIFAX, NS, Nov. 4, 2021 – Not many people can withstand the grueling conditions of lobster fishing. Even less can imagine continuing to lobster fish well into the age of 80. However, this is the reality for a group of aging fishers across the Maritimes, many of which have deteriorating health and continue to work […]

by ahnationtalk on November 4, 202167 Views

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UFCA granted intervenor status in legal challenge

HALIFAX, NS – Earlier today, the Nova Scotia Supreme Court granted the Unified Fisheries Conservation Alliance (UFCA) intervenor status in the Potlotek First Nation court case challenging regulations that govern the sale of fish and fish products in Nova Scotia. This is the second successful outcome for the UFCA, who earlier this fall, achieved intervener […]

by ahnationtalk on October 29, 202163 Views

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Prince Edward Island looks at new opportunities with the resurgence of redfish

Oct 22 2021 The provincial Department of Fisheries and Communities continues to closely follow the resurgence of the redfish stock in an area of the Gulf of St Lawrence known as Unit 1. The PEI groundfish industry has been actively involved in the current experimental quota fishery collecting additional science data for Department of Fisheries […]

by ahnationtalk on October 22, 202172 Views

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New DFO agreement with four Mi’kmaq bands to fish within season a new step to increase commercial fisheries

Coalition calls for formal discussions on future of fishery SHEDIAC, NB, Oct. 15, 2021  – Albeit no specific details are being released about the new fishery, the Coalition of Atlantic and Quebec Fishing Organizations recognizes a new agreement between the Department of Fisheries and Oceans and four local Mi’kmaq bands around the St-Mary’s Bay Area […]

by ahnationtalk on October 18, 202174 Views

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DFO interim agreement with Mi’kmaw communities in Nova Scotia shows Ottawa’s plan working: minister – APTN News

Departing Fisheries Minister Bernadette Jordan says the interim agreement signed with Mi’kmaq communities indicate her approach to the lobster harvest is working, despite continuing tensions on the water. “I think the approach we’ve taken, as demonstrated today, is working,” she said. “We have First Nations out on the water today fishing a moderate livelihood …. […]

by ahnationtalk on October 15, 202178 Views

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DFO, Two First Nations Communities Reach Agreement – 101.5 The Hawk

Oct 14, 2021 At least two First Nations in Nova Scotia will fish for a moderate livelihood during established seasons this fall. The Department of Fisheries and Oceans announcing yesterday that they’ve reached an ‘interim understanding’ with the Annapolis Valley and Bear River First Nations, that will see band members fish for lobster in LFA’s […]

by ahnationtalk on October 14, 202176 Views

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