Lobster harvesters first of inshore group to take to water during pandemic — but demand has cratered
The fish pump is one of a series of possible measures planned to help move the spawning fish past the blockage, said Gwil Roberts, director of the landslide response team for Fisheries and Oceans Canada.
Since last night, two out-of-province vessels were turned away in Port Aux Basques and denied offloading their crab in Newfoundland and Labrador. Many others turned back at-sea. The vessel operators were understanding of situation.
The president of the Nova Scotia Seafood Alliance is lauding a funding announcement to help Canada's fish and seafood sector amid the COVID-19 pandemic, despite not knowing many specifics.
Ottawa will provide a $62.5-million aid package to help the country's fish and seafood processors protect workers from COVID-19 and ensure they can continue to keep the seafood market alive.
Kenneth LeClair, president of the Western Gulf Fishermen’s Association would like to know why Bernadette Jordan, federal minister for the Department of Fisheries and Oceans Canada, went against what lobster fishers in West Prince requested and went with May 15 for the beginning of the 2020 spring
The BC Seafood Festival and Trade Expo, originally scheduled from June 12 to 21 will be postponed due to COVID-19.
After weeks of uncertainty, Ottawa has set a date. Spring lobster fishing season starts May 15 and ends June 30.
The announcement on fishing dates in the southern Gulf of St. Lawrence, was issued Wednesday in Moncton by Fisheries and Oceans Canada.
In March, what had been anticipated as a potential $6-million harvest for the Heiltsuk Nation was cancelled, reflecting market upheaval as a result of COVID-19 and the challenges of physical distancing on small fishing boats.
Canada's fish and seafood sector has proven itself resilient and flexible in response to the unprecedented challenges that have arisen from the COVID-19 pandemic. It is not business as usual and as a government, we recognize this.