North Coast First Nations Takes DFO to Court Over Proposed Fishing Restrictions

North Coast First Nations Takes DFO to Court Over Proposed Fishing Restrictions

The Lax Kw'alaams Band, representing members of the nine Allied Tsimshian Tribes, is currently in court challenging the Fisheries and Oceans Canada (DFO) over proposed fishing restrictions in the Northern Shelf Bioregion.
DFO Considers Major Quota Cuts to Boost First Nations Access in Baby Eel Fishery

DFO Considers Major Quota Cuts to Boost First Nations Access in Baby Eel Fishery

Federal officials are considering reallocating a significant portion of the lucrative and contentious Maritime baby eel fishery to First Nations, reducing the quotas of long-standing commercial licence holders.
Publix Supports Sustainable Fisheries with Significant Funding

Publix Supports Sustainable Fisheries with Significant Funding

In celebration of World Oceans Day, Publix has continued its longstanding commitment to sustainable seafood practices and ocean wildlife protection by donating $130,000 to the Sustainable Fisheries Partnership (SFP). This contribution marks the latest in a 14-year partnership dedicated to responsible seafood harvesting and ocean conservation.
Canada to Host 2nd International Fishing Gear Innovation Summit in 2025

Canada to Host 2nd International Fishing Gear Innovation Summit in 2025

Minister of Fisheries, Oceans and the Canadian Coast Guard, announced that Canada will host the 2nd International Fishing Gear Innovation Summit in February 2025.
Newfoundland Snow Crab Quota Over Half Caught Amid Potential Processing Plant Worker Strikes

Newfoundland Snow Crab Quota Over Half Caught Amid Potential Processing Plant Worker Strikes

The snow crab quota in Newfoundland and Labrador is over half caught just over a month into the season, despite potential strikes looming at some processing plants.
Mapping Efforts to Protect Endangered North Atlantic Right Whales

Mapping Efforts to Protect Endangered North Atlantic Right Whales

By analyzing 17 years of visual survey data and acoustic recordings, they created a statistical model to estimate whale populations and predict their distribution over time. This mapping aims to prevent harmful encounters with commercial fishing and vessel strikes.
Rescue Efforts for Trapped Whale Calf in Western Canada Seek Family Assistance

Rescue Efforts for Trapped Whale Calf in Western Canada Seek Family Assistance

A two-year-old whale calf, it's trapped in and into the vast ocean, the young whale opted to retreat to the far end of the lagoon and hide in the shallows...Despite this setback, Mr. Cottrell and his team, comprising over 40 experts ranging from veterinarians to drone specialists, are exploring alternative strategies. Their efforts over the past two weeks to entice the calf out of the lagoon near the remote village of Zaballos, on the west coast of Vancouver Island, have been unsuccessful so far.
Lobster Harvesters in Atlantic Canada to Vote on Increasing Minimum Legal Size

Lobster Harvesters in Atlantic Canada to Vote on Increasing Minimum Legal Size

Fishermen in Canada's largest lobster fishing district are gearing up to make a crucial decision this spring: whether to increase the minimum legal size of lobster they catch. Lobster harvesters in southwestern Nova Scotia, along with others across Atlantic Canada, must weigh the implications of matching an impending increase in the United States.
California Closes Dungeness Crab Season to Protect Humpback Whales

California Closes Dungeness Crab Season to Protect Humpback Whales

The California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) will close most of the state’s commercial Dungeness crab fishery on Monday, April 8th. Zones 3, 4, 5, and 6, covering from Sonoma-Mendocino county to the U.S.-Mexico border, will be shut down at 6 p.m. due to the presence of humpback whales, with a 30-fathom depth limit on traps in zones 1 and 2, which span the rest of the coastline north to the Oregon border.