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Shea takes a step forward
While the number of P.E.I. fishers taking part in the sealing industry tends to be relatively small, the province tends to be front and center in ...
Plenty of expectations for lobster council
What will the newly formed National Lobster Council eventually mean for the industry? Right now that question is impossible to answer. The ...
Spring lobster landings rise slightly in P.E.I.
By Andy Walker FOR THE SOU’WESTER Spring lobster landings in P.E.I. reached 19.4 million pounds in 2009, resenting a slight increase from last ...
Will more processing help lobster prices?
Like their counterparts throughout the region, P.E.I. lobster fishers are dealing with low prices for this season’s landings. The economic ...
Fisheries minister continues to seek fair allocation...
By Andy Walker FOR THE SOU’WESTER Fisheries, Aquaculture and Rural Development Minister Neil LeClair said he will continue to seek a more fair ...
Closure of the southern Gulf cod fishery no surprise...
By Andy Walker FOR THE SOU’WESTER The decision by Fisheries and Oceans Minister Gail Shea to shut down the cod fishery in the southern Gulf of St ...
New processing plant opening in western P.E.I.
By Andy Walker FOR THE SOU’WESTER A fish processing plant in the western part of P.E.I. is getting new life. The facility at Howard’s Cove, which ...
P.E.I. government announces $8 million plan to help...
By Andy Walker FOR THE SOU’WESTER The P.E.I. government has unveiled an $8 million plan designed to provide help the beleaguered lobster ...
All fish species will be eco-certified in future...
By Andy Walker FOR THE SOU’WESTER Eco-certification will soon be the standard for all fish species world-wide, and Fisheries and Oceans Minister ...
P.E.I. minister pleased with shrimp decision
P.E.I. Fisheries, Aquaculture and Rural Development Minister Neil LeClair welcomes news the province is receiving an increased allocation of Gulf ...
Island fishermen getting mixed messages on season
By Andy Walker FOR THE SOU’WESTER Many Island fishermen went to the recent annual meeting of the P.E.I. Fishermen’s Association hoping to get a ...
Plenty of interest in Coast Guard office
The P.E.I. office of the Department of Fisheries and Oceans and the Coast Guard has been generating more than their share of headlines in the ...
Shea pledges to work for sustainability of fishery
By Andy Walker FOR THE SOU’WESTER Gail Shea has served notice the economic and environmental sustainability of all sectors of the fishery will be ...
P.E.I. lobster fishermen concerned about spring season
By Andy Walker FOR THE SOU’WESTER If he had to pick one word to describe the mood of Island lobster fishermen as they look ahead to May 1 opening ...
Another day, another fisheries minister
Although they are on opposite sides of the political spectrum, Neil LeClair is confident he will have a good working relationship with his ...
P.E.I. gets new fishery minister in cabinet shuffle
P.E.I. has a new fisheries minister. During a mid-January cabinet shuffle, Neil LeClair was named to the post. His predecessor, Allan Campbell, ...
Prices are low, stakes are high
It is still several months before P.E.I. lobster fishers in Canada’s smallest province begin to prepare for the 2009 season, but already there is ...
Premier’s Cup awarded for largest P.E.I. tuna
By Andy Walker FOR THE SOU’WESTER Chad Matthews, a fisherman from Northport, is the 2008 Premier’s Cup winner for landing the largest Bluefin ...
Island politicians keeping eye on lobster...
By Andy Walker SOU’WESTER P.E.I. politicians on both sides of the political fence have been casting a wary eye on low prices being received by ...
COLUMN: Fisheries protection major topic for Island...
The number of fisheries officers patrolling the waters off P.E.I. has long been a sticking point between DFO and the industry – especially when ...
P.E.I., federal fisheries ministers hold first meeting
By Andy Walker SOU’WESTER P.E.I. Fisheries Minister Allan Campbell wasted little time in holding a face-to-face meeting with his new federal ...
Fall lobster landings hold steady in P.E.I.
By Andy Walker Lobster landings in 2008 in the P.E.I. region of Lobster Fishing Area 25 are similar to last year’s landings. Preliminary ...
Frenette wants next fisheries minister to be from...
Who will be the next fisheries minister? That is a question on the minds of many in the industry as they seek government support to tackle a host ...
Industry must be aware of animal welfare concerns
By Andy Walker SOU’WESTER Consumers are becoming increasingly concerned by welfare aspects linked to food products maintains Dr. Spencer ...
COLUMN: Licence buyback plan becomes election issue
I suppose it is proof of that classic maximum that "all politics is local." Fishermen in area 25, the fall lobster fishery in P.E.I., have been ...
ELECTION '08: Incumbent MP calls for immediate...
By Andy Walker SOU’WESTER The federal election should not bring the process of dredging harbours to a halt, incumbent Liberal MP Wayne Easter ...
Shellfish industry awards presented during festival
By Andy Walker SOU’WESTER Four leading members of the P.E.I. shellfish industry were recognized for their contributions to the growth and ...
Both catches and prices falling for P.E.I. fishermen
By Andy Walker SOU’WESTER Declining catches and falling prices mean there is little cause for optimism as fall lobster fishermen head into the ...
Funding approved to combat evasive species in P.E.I.
By Andy Walker SOU’WESTER The Aquaculture and Fisheries Research Initiative recently approved three research projects dealing with invasive ...
Herring fishermen remain concerned about mid-shore...
By Andy Walker SOU’WESTER As the inshore herring gillnet fishery enters its second phase, concerns continue about the possible mid-water seiner ...
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