Ashored's ROC Showcase Event: A Remarkable Success for Ocean Sustainability

Ashored's ROC Showcase Event: A Remarkable Success for Ocean Sustainability

Ashored's ROC Showcase Event, held on Monday, October 23, 2023, was nothing short of remarkable. The event, which served as a hub for innovative discussions on bluetech and ocean sustainability, representing a broad spectrum of individuals and organizations passionate about preserving our oceans while supporting the livelihoods of fishermen.
Ropeless Gear Program Supports Nova Scotia Fishers Amidst Whale Crisis

Ropeless Gear Program Supports Nova Scotia Fishers Amidst Whale Crisis

The Northern right whale crisis has posed significant challenges to snow crab fishers in a particular area of Nova Scotia. This season, they faced a 37 percent reduction in their quota, and for the first time, Northern right whales entered their fishing zone, causing stress and disruptions in their operations.
New Brunswick's Redfish Fishery Set to Make a Comeback

New Brunswick's Redfish Fishery Set to Make a Comeback

The resurgence of redfish, also known as ocean perch, in the New Brunswick fisheries has sparked optimism for the revival of commercial fishing in the region, as declared by the head of New Brunswick's fisheries sector.
North Atlantic Right Whales Make Surprise Return to the Bay of Fundy After a Decade

North Atlantic Right Whales Make Surprise Return to the Bay of Fundy After a Decade

In an unexpected turn of events in 2023, the endangered North Atlantic right whale has reappeared in the Bay of Fundy, marking its first presence in the area after a ten-year absence.
Biden-Harris allocates record $82 million for North Atlantic right whale protection

Biden-Harris allocates record $82 million for North Atlantic right whale protection

The Department of Commerce and NOAA have unveiled a groundbreaking initiative to protect and revive the endangered North Atlantic right whale population, with a substantial $82 million allocation from the Inflation Reduction Act. 
Canada stops using observer companies for monitoring bycatch in Nova Scotia lobster fishery

Canada stops using observer companies for monitoring bycatch in Nova Scotia lobster fishery

Fisheries and Oceans Canada (DFO) has made a surprising move by discontinuing the participation of two at-sea observer companies in the monitoring program for the lucrative southwest Nova Scotia lobster fishery. This decision has taken one of the companies involved by surprise.
South Atlantic Council Embraces Ropeless Fish Trap Gear Advancements

South Atlantic Council Embraces Ropeless Fish Trap Gear Advancements

The South Atlantic Fishery Management Council is embarking on a transformative journey in the world of fishing technology, considering the year-round adoption of "ropeless" fish trap gear in the black sea bass fishery spanning from the Carolinas to Florida.
Hawaii's Humpback Whales Make a Return

Hawaii's Humpback Whales Make a Return

In 1991, Hawaii was home to a population of just 5,000 humpback whales. Today, this captivating species is experiencing a truly remarkable renaissance.
Without a Rope: Atlantic Canada Trials Innovative Whale-Safe Gear

Without a Rope: Atlantic Canada Trials Innovative Whale-Safe Gear

Atlantic Canada is taking significant strides in testing innovative whale-safe gear, moving closer to a solution for the longstanding problem of whales getting tangled in fishing gear. After five years of dedicated research and development, Nova Scotia's Ashored Innovations is now gearing up for mass production.