Recognizing and Protecting our Small-Scale Fisheries

Photo courtesy of Too Big To Ignore

Guest contribution by Sharmane Allen. Small-scale fisheries are the cornerstone of many of Canada’s coastal communities. A current initiative undertaken by Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) calls on Canadians to recognize and protect this cornerstone by … Continue reading

Small-scale Fisheries Making a Splash Across the Pond

Guest Contribution from Katie Schleit Growing up in Southwest Nova Scotia, I’ve always known that healthy fisheries are essential to small communities in Atlantic Canada. For the last eight years, I’ve worked on fisheries policy internationally. Now that I’m back … Continue reading

Moving Forward Together

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Guest Contribution by Brett Tolley Last week I had the privilege to join the Canadian Independent Fish Harvester’s Movement for their two-day meeting in Halifax. My purpose was to learn more about owner-operator policies in Atlantic Canada but to be … Continue reading

More Than Meets the Eye: Trade Treaties and Atlantic Fisheries

Guest Contribution by Jordan Nikoloyuk. If you’re like me, you’ve heard a lot about the Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA) between Canada and the European Union, but you don’t know many details. It turns out that’s deliberate. The agreement … Continue reading

Getting on the Wagon

Guest contribution from Susanna D. Fuller, Marine Coordinator at Ecology Action Centre About ten minutes into the panel discussion held at St. Mary’s University on October 18th on small-scale fisheries in Canada, I closed my computer and stopped taking notes. … Continue reading