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Nova Scotia Officially Declares February 28 as "Lobster Day"

The Canadian Province of Nova Scotia is honoring its heritage by celebrating one of the things the province is best known for, lobster.

Stephen McNeil, the Premier of Nova Scotia officially proclaimed that February 28 will be known as “Nova Scotia Lobster Day.”

“The South Shore of Nova Scotia is home to some of the richest lobster fishing grounds in the world and the Municipality of Barrington, which stakes its claim as The Lobster Capital of Canada,” the proclamation read.

The new day will coincide with the Nova Scotia Lobster...

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Canada, Nova Scotia Invest in New Technology and Trade in Fish and Seafood

The Government of Canada, alongside the Province of Nova Scotia, announced funding to several local endeavors through the Atlantic Fisheries Fund.

The fish and seafood industry are staples for the province and country at large. With so many citizens relying on the industries to make a living, this investment will improve the sustainability of Canada’s precious fisheries.

“Many Nova Scotians rely on the sea as a way of life and as a source of income,” The Honourable Bernadette Jordan, Minister of Rural Economic Development...

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Nova Scotia Businesses Awarded Grants For Innovative Solution to Minimize Ghost Gear, Upcycle Gear

Two Nova Scotia businesses are receiving grants from Fisheries and Oceans Canada (DFO) for their "innovative solutions to minimize the loss of fishing gear and upcycling or repurposing old fishing gear into useful products." The grants come after the Government of Canada challenged small businesses to find innovative ways to prevent plastic waste from entering the aquatic environment.

"In our modern world, the economy and the environment must go hand in hand," the Honourable Jonathan Wilkinson, Minister of Fisheries, Oceans and...

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We'koqma'q First Nation Partners With Cooke Aquaculture on Sales, Marketing of Steelhead Trout

Nova Scotia's We'koqma'q First Nation announced on Monday that they are partnering with Cooke Aquaculture on the sale and marketing of their Bras d'Or Lakes grown steelhead trout.

"Our people have lived and flourished on the shores of the Bras d’Or Lakes for over 13,500 years, sustainably living and producing food in and around the Lakes for generations," We'koqma'q First Nation Chief Rod Googoo said in a press release. "The Cooke family business shares our belief that aquaculture can be...

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