Nova Scotia Lobster Fishery Temporary Shutdown Proposed by Buyers for LFAS 33 and 34 Due to ‘Collapse’ of Markets

The Nova Scotia Seafood Alliance is proposing the lobster fishery in Lobster Fishing Areas (LFA) 33 and 34 be shut down immediately on a temporary basis due to the collapse in the marketplace because of COVID-19.

Maine Plan Aims to Reduce Lobstering Impact on Right Whales

January 8, 2020 The Associated Press

Maine’s proposal for protecting endangered right whales from entanglements in lobster gear would maintain the status quo for the number of trap lines in inshore waters where most traps are located while reducing the number of lines farther offshore, officials said Friday.

Quebec Lobster Fishery is Thriving, Federal Report Shows

December 5, 2019 Paul Withers, CBC News

Lobster landings have soared over the last three years in fishing areas along Quebec’s North Shore, Gaspé, Magdalen Islands and Anticosti Island, according to new stock assessments released by the Department of Fisheries and Oceans.

Seafood Giant Clearwater Convicted of ‘Gross Violation’ in Lobster Fishery

January 14, 2019 Paul Withers, CBC News

The decision to prosecute North America’s largest shellfish producer occurred amid a lengthy and still ongoing lobby effort by Clearwater to change the rule it broke: a Canadian requirement that fishing gear at sea must be tended every 72 hours.