Breathing New Life into the Independent Fishing Fleet

In July, the Department of Fisheries and Oceans made an important announcement for the independence of Canadian fisherman and the rural economy. Continue reading

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Newfoundland & Labrador’s Northern Shrimp Inshore Fleet: a lesson in the importance of small scale fisheries.

Small scale fisheries are crucial for the social and economic well-being of coastal communities. But when push comes to shove, we need data to back up the sentiment. Continue reading

Recognizing the Importance of Small-Scale Fisheries

Earlier this month, FAO officially released the Small-Scale Fisheries Guidelines – a momentous occasion for the millions of small-scale fishermen around the globe, including those here in Canada, who often feel marginalized and underrepresented by their governments. Continue reading

Finding a Place for Sustainable Seafood in Nova Scotia’s Universities

A couple of times a week, students of Nova Scotia’s Dalhousie University line up in cafeterias across campus, ready to fill their plates with the seafood flavour of the day. These kitchens consume a whopping 700 to 900 kg of seafood every month through Aramark’s food services program. Continue reading

Re-routing Nova Scotia’s Food Conundrum

Hauling in

Guest contribution by Justin Cantafio. Moving food around in Nova Scotia is no picnic. Especially when it’s fish. Our province simply doesn’t have a regional distribution network for seafood. Most distribution networks that do exist in Nova Scotia are geared … Continue reading

Haddock rebound offers opportunity for rethink

Orlie Dixon brings in the catch on a hook and line.

Guest contribution by Susanna Fuller and Justin Cantafio.  Also submitted as an Op-ed to the Chronicle Herald. The recent abundant landings of haddock from Georges Bank are indeed good news, particularly for fishing communities on Nova Scotia’s South Shore. It … Continue reading

Making Fishing Fair

Coils of bottom longline. Bay of Fundy, Nova Scotia.

by Sadie Beaton. Our oceans are vast, and filled with mystery. Though we may enjoy seafood or even an ocean view, many of us don’t have a clue what happens on fishing boats, let alone under the water. Unmistakable though, … Continue reading