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Poachers stealing lobsters from traps off Sainte-Anne-des-Monts in the Gaspé

A pilot project to determine the viability of lobster fishing near Sainte-Anne-des-Monts, off the north coast of the Gaspé Peninsula, is being bedeviled by whoever is stealing lobsters from fishermen’s traps. Four fishing boats — two belonging to the Malecite Nation and two to non-Indigenous fishermen — have been authorized by Fisheries and Oceans Canada to catch lobsters in the area this season.  It’s part of an “exhaustive scientific process” Fisheries and Oceans is carrying out to determine whether lobster fishing in the area is sustainable, said Guy-Pascal Weiner, commercial fisheries co-ordinator for the Malacites in Cacouna, near Rivière-du-Loup. >click to read<08:41

Keys fishermen talk about traps to stop the lionfish invasion

Lionfish are the scourge of the Florida Keys seas. Since the early 2000s, they’ve been invading local waters, devouring everything in sight.,,, It’s legal to net them, even spear them where it’s allowed.,,  But the simplest, most effective method for removing lionfish is to catch them in existing lobster and stone crab traps.,, The Florida Keys Commercial Fishermen’s Association is tackling the lionfish invasion from another angle — an exempted fishing permit issued by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration for a pilot project. >click to read< 18:53

N.S. lobster pilot project to be expanded

Fifteen months after announcing a pilot project focused on lobster quality, Nova Scotia’s fisheries minister says the project is so successful it is expanding — but he still won’t reveal the locations of the work. The aim of the pilot is to add value to a lobster at every step of the process, from the time it comes out of the water to the time it ends up on a person’s plate in an export market. Argyle-Barrington MLA Chris d’Entremont said it’s great to hear the project is successful, but if that’s the case it would be nice if there were some more details. “I think he’s trying to be too cute,,, Read the article here 12:06

Fisheries Department looks to expand green crab fishery in Maritimes

Known as the “cockroach of the sea,” the green crab is an invasive species from Europe and northern Africa known for its aggressive and territorial behaviour. The crustacean can wreak havoc on other fisheries as it chows down on clams, mussels, oysters and scallops. Read more here 16:10