Fishing Seasons: Fundy North Fishermen work year round

Our local inshore fishery is made up of small-scale family businesses, working year round pursuing a variety of species with lots of different fishing gear.  This diversity allows fishermen to switch species as natural abundances and markets shift.

January – March  Scallop and Shrimp fisheries
April – May Gaspereau and Shad fisheries (Saint John River and Saint John Harbour)
May-June Lobster fishery
April-October Herring Weir fishery
July-September Groundfishery- Halibut, haddock, flounder
August-September Scallop fishery
September-October Eel fishery
2nd Tues in November – Christmas Lobster fishery

There are other local fisheries that are pursued throughout the year: Clams, periwinkles, dulse, and the mid-bay scallop fishery.