Nova Scotians will help ensure fishing regulations remain relevant and effective by taking part in consultations throughout the province. Meetings to discuss sportfishing regulations and other issues begin in Sydney on Thursday, Nov. 1. The Recreation Fishing Advisory Council meetings are held annually by the Department of Fisheries and Aquaculture to share sportfishing information, research, and facilitate discussion. “Sportfishing is one of Nova Scotia’s most popular outdoor activities and an important rural industry that generates about $58 million annually,” said Fisheries and Aquaculture Minister Sterling Belliveau. “A healthy and sustainable fishery is an important contributor to the economic and social life of Nova Scotia.” Feedback from past meetings led to action to deal with invasive species. Government is developing regulations to help eliminate the spread of invasive species. There will be six Recreational Fishing Advisory Council meetings throughout the province from Nov. 1 to 15. Additional information on angling and meeting dates can be found at www.gov.ns.ca/fish/sportfishing or by calling 902-485-5056.
A look at trade growth in Canada, U.S. under North American Free Trade Agreement by The Canadian Press Posted Feb 13, 2017 2:40 am MDT Last Updated Feb 13, 2017 at 3:40 am MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email OTTAWA – Prime Minister Justin Trudeau meets today with U.S. President Donald Trump. One of the issues sure to be discussed is the North American Free Trade Agreement, which Trump wants to renegotiate. The Canadian government says nine million U.S. jobs are tied to trade with Canada, which buys more from the U.S. than all members of the European Union combined. Below are some numbers reflecting average annual growth in trade flows in goods and services among Canada, the United States and Mexico between 1993 and 2016 under NAFTA.— Canadian exports to the U.S. rose an average of 4.5 per cent annually.— Canadian exports to Mexico rose 9.9 per cent annually.— U.S. exports to Canada rose 4.5 per cent annually.— U.S. exports to Mexico rose 7.3 per cent annually.— Mexican exports to Canada rose 9.9 per cent annually.— Mexican exports to the U.S. rose 8.6 per cent annually.Source: Export Development Canada.