Allan Lynch

Reporting from Eastern Canada

Allan Lynch is a freelancer writing focusing on travel and business. His work has appeared in magazines in Canada, the United States, Britain, Sweden, Singapore, and Korea. The author of four books he is at work on a fifth. He lives in Nova Scotia’s Annapolis Valley, mid-way between the Bay of Fundy and Minas Basin.

It’s been a slow-to-no start to the lobster season in Southwest Nova Scotia, Canada.

Fishermen in Lobster Fishing Areas 33 and 34, which are among the world’s most lucrative fishing grounds, have been tied to the wharf for almost a week longer than expected. LFA 33 covers the area from Halifax to the southwestern tip of Nova Scotia. LFA 34 is off the western edge of the province along the Acadian Shore.

The so-called “Dump

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The Hickey & Sons Fisheries plant in O’Donnell’s, St. Mary’s Bay, Newfoundland was destroyed by fire the morning of Friday, 26 October. 

The fire alarm was reported at 1 a.m. on the evening of Thursday, 25 October. Eleven hours later, crews from two fire departments were still pumping water on the flames from five lines laid into the ocean. The fire was aided by 80 kilometer-per-hour winds. The fire was too intense for

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A study into the wild Atlantic salmon population of Canada’s Inner Bay of Fundy is raising alarm among conservationists concerned about the impact the local aquaculture industry may be having on the species. 

A newly released study that reviewed data collected over the past 15 years found a breed of hybrid salmon have taken root in the waters of the Inner Bay of Fundy. 

The study was a review of the Science Associated with the

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