Tag Archives: Crab Fishing

New Brunswick fishermen alarmed at 2nd closure over whale sighting

Fishermen are alarmed over the closure of another fishing area in order to protect North Atlantic right whales, a move some say will have a drastic effect on the industry. Fisheries and Oceans Canada announced Sunday that a second area off the coast of northern New Brunswick was being closed to fishing for at least two weeks. “We’re behind on our annual catches right now,” said Steven Hughes, a deckhand on a snow crab fishing boat based out of Shippagan. “This brought back the stress on the fishing industry.” >click to read< 15:15

Canadian F/V White Diamond heading to the Grand Banks for three months of Crab Fishing

Captain David McIsaac, from Richmond, is taking the 65-foot White Diamond crab boat to the tail of the Grand Banks with five crewmembers and a monitor from the Department of Fisheries and Oceans. “The P.E.I. quota was small, so it was either go big or retire, so I decided to go big,” he explained. It was hard to make a living on a 20,000-pound quota. The quota for the Grand Banks is 750,000 pounds. Read the rest here 13:17