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Thursday, July 31, 2014
Codroy Seafoods to Enhance Lobster Operations with $100,000 Grant
CANADA - A new cooling system supported by the Provincial Government’s Fisheries Technology and New Opportunities Programme will help Codroy Seafoods increase...
Canada Considering Regional Two Cent Lobster Levy
CANADA - Nova Scotia is committed to a provincewide lobster levy to promote generic marketing and is also considering a quality pilot project in one region, supported...
Tuesday, July 29, 2014
Raspberry Point Oyster Expands Facilities to Meet International Demand
CANADA - The government has announced a combined investment of C$205,000 for Raspberry Point Oyster Co in order for the company to improve its technology and trade....
Friday, July 25, 2014
Newfoundland Aquaculture Statistics Now Available
CANADA - Key provincial aquaculture statistics which include production volumes, employment numbers, and inspection information are now available on a new page of...
Federal Stance on Northern Shrimp Allocations Threatens Provincial Economy
CANADA - The Federal Government’s unwillingness to consider alternatives to its “Last In, First Out” (LIFO) policy continues to threaten the economic well-being...
Tuesday, July 22, 2014
Aquaculture Industry Supported Through Strategic Investments
CANADA - The Newfoundland Aquaculture Industry Association (NAIA) is better positioned to support the finfish and shellfish sectors as a result of over C$25,000...
Friday, July 18, 2014
New Wharf Built to Benefit Aquaculture in Milltown
CANADA - Another community on the Coast of Bays will benefit from enhanced aquaculture infrastructure with the announcement of C$4 million from the Provincial Government...
New Sea Lice Monitoring System to Help Newfound's Aquaculture Industry
CANADA - The Newfoundland Government is providing approximately C$80,000 to implement a software-based Sea Lice Decision Support System, a project that supports...
Monday, July 14, 2014
Advancing the Canadian Fishing Industry Through Research
CANADA - Studying the approaches used in Norway and Iceland to generate maximum returns from cod and other groundfish resources was the primary focus for Keith Hutchings,...
Friday, July 04, 2014
Greenpeace Calls on Canadian Supermarkets to Protect Oceans
CANADA - A report by Greenpeace on the sustainability of seafood in Canadian supermarkets has called on the retailers to take more action to protect the oceans....
Thursday, July 03, 2014
British Columbia's Salmon Farmers Welcome New Regulations
CANADA - Minister Gail Shea of the Department of Fisheries and Oceans has announced new national Aquaculture Activities Regulations, which she says will modernise...
Friday, June 27, 2014
Canadian Government Makes Changes to Increase Sustainable Aquaculture
CANADA - The Canadian Government is to take extra steps to increase sustainable aquaculture production in Canada, while protecting the environment....
Tuesday, June 24, 2014
Upper North Shore Closed Area for Shellfish Harvesting
CANADA - Fisheries and Oceans Canada, Quebec, has closed off the Upper North Shore for shellfish harvesting because of toxicity....
Man Sentenced for Illegally Fishing for Atlantic Salmon
CANADA - A Newfoundland and Labrador man has been convicted for violating the Newfoundland and Labrador Fishing Regulations....
Wednesday, June 18, 2014
Marine Harvest Canada Evidence Confirms Healthy Fish
CANADA - From June 9 to 13, 2014, Marine Harvest Canada (MHC) provided the Federal Court of Canada with information resulting from significant new research confirming...
Monday, June 02, 2014
Government Invests in Three Fishing Harbours in the Acadian Peninsula
CANADA - Gail Shea, Minister of Fisheries and Oceans, has announced an investment of C$7.2 million to support improvement projects at three small craft harbours...
Friday, May 30, 2014
Working Together to Fight the Invasive Green Crab
CANADA - Since green crab was first detected in Placentia Bay, Fish, Food and Allied Workers (FFAW) Unifor and Fisheries and Oceans Canada (DFO) have been working...
Thursday, May 22, 2014
Minister Calls for Income Assistance for Fishermen Effected by Ice
CANADA - Keith Hutchings, Minister of Fisheries and Aquaculture, has again called on the Federal Government to provide income assistance to those affected by ice...
Tuesday, May 13, 2014
Canadian Aquatic Invasive Species Project Continues with C$30,000 Investment
CANADA - Research aimed at protecting coastal environments and aquaculture sites from the impact of aquatic invasive species will continue this year with an investment...
Thursday, May 01, 2014
Fish Farmers Receive Compensation for Diseased Fish
CANADA - The federal government quietly paid $4.1 million in compensation to two aquaculture companies in British Columbia that had to destroy fish effected by infectious...
Wednesday, April 23, 2014
Lobster Fishermen Concerned Over Upcoming Season's Prices
CANADA - With little more than a week before Prince Edward Island's lobster season opens, fishermen are wondering what they will earn for their catch....
Friday, April 18, 2014
Ag Minister Promotes Canadian Lobster in South Korea
CANADA - A cooking demonstration has been held in Seoul for 100 guests, showcasing Canadian foods including beef, pork, lobster, canola oil and wheat....
Thursday, April 17, 2014
Final Results of Atlantic Lobster Sustainability Measures Programme Released
CANADA - The Government of Canada has provided more than C$11 million to PEI lobster organisations under the Atlantic Lobster Sustainability Measures (ALSM) programme...
Monday, April 14, 2014
Remission of Provincial Income Tax for Atlantic Groundfish Licence Retirement Programme
CANADA - Approximately 97 individuals in the province associated with the Atlantic Groundfish Licence Retirement Programme (AGLRP) will receive a remission of both...
Tuesday, April 08, 2014
Newfoundland and Labrador to Face Inshore Shrimp Quota Cut
CANADA - Cuts by the Department of Fisheries and Oceans (DFO) to the shrimp quota for inshore harvesters in Newfoundland and Labrador were the subject of pointed...
Monday, April 07, 2014
Successful Crab Price Negotiation Supports a Vibrant Economy
CANADA - Keith Hutchings, Minister of Fisheries and Aquaculture, has extended congratulations to the fishing industry for quickly and successfully setting a price...
Friday, March 28, 2014
Stronger Rules Could Create More Opportunities Salmon Farming
CANADA - Better rules would mean better opportunity for British Columbia’s salmon farmers, a senate committee was told by representatives of the sector....
Friday, March 21, 2014
Opportunities for Canadian Aquaculture to be Highlighted at Senate Hearings
CANADA - Visiting senators could provide a great boost to the salmon farming business on Vancouver Island, agree the Campbell River Chamber of Commerce and BC Salmon...
Wednesday, March 19, 2014
2013 a Successful Year for Canadian Farmers in Sea Lice Management
CANADA - December 31, 2013 was the conclusion of New Brunswick’s first full year using an integrated approach to sea lice management....
Monday, March 17, 2014
Canadian Seafood Exports Continue to Grow in 2013
CANADA - Gail Shea, Minister of Fisheries and Oceans, has released the 2013 trade figures for Canada’s exports of fish and seafood products. Once again, Canada’s...
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