Some of B.C.’s top chefs have come together to help the financially ailing Vancouver Aquarium by cooking and selling batches of sustainable seafood chowder.
Some Island fishermen say a week into the delayed spring season, they're just not able to sell everything they're catching.
"Pretty good catches so far. But almost everybody's on a quota right now," said Gerard Whalen, a long-time fisherman in Naufrage in eastern P.E.I.
There were no injuries.
The plant, which processed lobster, employed about 250 to 300 people.
U.S. President’s Executive Order mandating sweeping changes to boost seafood farming triggers renewed calls for a Federal Aquaculture Act in Canada.
According to CCTV News, on May 14th local time, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau did a "influencer marketing" at a press conference, recommending people to buy cheese, fried fish and lobsters in their country to reduce the economic impact of the novel coronavirus pandemic .
A fish processing plant in Ramea has been granted a license by government to process four new types of species including sea cucumber, sea urchin, whelk and lumpfish.
Cam Pirie, general manager of Walcan Seafood on Quadra Island, says the company is looking to adapt and expand its domestic market as COVID-19 decimates demand from restaurant and export markets for seafood products.
Fisheries Minister says Lobster Fishers can collect CERB
There are no current plans to shut down Nova Scotia’s Lobster season in the wake of COVID-19.
Independent Seafoods Canada Corporation (ISCC) owns the 56-metre (184-foot) Sunderoey, and says it will almost double employment by the time the new trawler is at full deployment.