Crucial water flows to the Tonle Sap, Southeast Asia’s largest lake, have been delayed for a second consecutive year according to river experts, severely disrupting fishing and threatening the food supply of more than a million people.
The pandemic and climate change are creating extreme hardship among small-scale fishermen. A new order boosting offshore aquaculture and relaxing fishery regulations is adding to existing U.S. wild fisheries’ woes.
A P.E.I. lobster fishermen who couldn't sell part of his catch on Saturday decided to pack his blue half-ton Toyota Tundra truck with lobster and head to the city to sell the once-lucrative crustaceans at a bargain price.
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.
U.S. President’s Executive Order mandating sweeping changes to boost seafood farming triggers renewed calls for a Federal Aquaculture Act in Canada.
Colored lobsters are quite rare for regional lobstermen to come across, unless you grew up in the Porter family.
Two recent catches were rare enough to be donated to the New England Aquarium, where the saltwater sea bugs now live away from predators and lobster traps.
Restaurant closures due to the coronavirus pandemic continue to cause a major disruption in the seafood supply industry – and as a result, some commercial fishermen have turned to new ways to sell their catch
Jennifer Kuss, director of communications for the department, told Global News that people who “don’t believe it’s safe to go to work” can apply for the Canada Emergency Response Benefit (CERB), worth $2,000 per month for up to four months.
Much of the Scottish fishing fleet is tied up because continental markets have been closed due to the coronavirus pandemic.
But some fishermen are having to be creative in what they do so they can still make a living.
United Fishermen of Alaska has crafted a “one stop shop” for the latest fishing-related COVID-19 updates, including onboard checklists for fishing vessels and tenders, protocols for crews coming and going and more.