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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...
Wednesday, March 12, 2014
Canada-Korea Trade Agreement Good News for Fisheries, Agriculture
CANADA - Canada and the Republic of Korea have concluded negotiations for a bilateral free trade agreement that will significantly boost trade and investment ties...
Monday, March 10, 2014
Newfoundland and Labrador Seafood Industry Performed Well in 2013
CANADA - Newfoundland and Labrador’s fishing and aquaculture industries performed very well in 2013, as confirmed by statistics and information provided in the...
Monday, March 03, 2014
Provincial Aquaculture Consultations Feedback Summary Released
CANADA - Keith Hutchings, Minister of Fisheries and Aquaculture, has announced the release of a “What We Heard” document that summarises feedback received through...
Wednesday, February 26, 2014
Deadline for Terminating Inshore Fishing Controlling Agreement Fast Approaching
CANADA - Inshore fishermen in Atlantic Canada and Québec are reminded that they have until April 12, 2014 to terminate or adjust their controlling agreements in...
Friday, February 21, 2014
Success for Canadian Lobster Sustainability Programme
CANADA - The lobster sustainability programme, first announced in November 2011, will conclude on March 31, 2014. The programme has been a success and has sustained...
Tuesday, February 18, 2014
Government Takes Further Steps to Ensure a Sustainable and Prosperous Aquaculture Sector
CANADA - Gail Shea, Minister of Fisheries and Oceans, along with Dr James Lunney, MP for Nanaimo Alberni, have provided further details on the Government of Canada’s...
Monday, February 17, 2014
Canadian Aquaculture Best Practices Supported by C$7 Million Investment
CANADA - Enhancing biosecurity, pursuing best practices, and continually improving the overall approach to provincial aquaculture were the key themes discussed by...
Court Dismisses Activist’s Appeal Attempt
CANADA - The Supreme Court of Canada has refused to hear the appeal of an activist found liable for defamation by the British Columbia Court of Appeal....
Thursday, February 06, 2014
Government Works with BC Salmon Farmers to Implement Leading International Standards
CANADA - John Duncan, Minister of State and Chief Government Whip and Member of Parliament for Vancouver Island North, on behalf of Michelle Rempel, Minister of...
Tuesday, February 04, 2014
ASF to Host International Conference on Closed-Containment Salmon Aquaculture
CANADA - The Atlantic Salmon Federation (ASF) and the Conservation Fund’s Freshwater Institute (TCFFI) will jointly host an Atlantic Salmon Closed-Containment...
Court Dismisses Govt Appeal of First Nations Fisheries
CANADA - The federal government has lost its bid to overturn a British Columbia court decision that recognized First Nations' rights to a commercial fishery....
Tuesday, January 28, 2014
More than $155,000 Provided to Help Fish Processors Reduce Energy Costs
CANADA - Ocean Choice International and Allen’s Fisheries Limited will each receive more than C$75,000 through the Fisheries Technology and New Opportunities Programme...
Friday, January 24, 2014
Government Announces Lobster Value Recovery Summit
CANADA - A lobster value recovery summit will be held March 26 - 27 in Halifax, hosted by Agriculture, Aquaculture and Fisheries Minister Michael Olscamp and his...
Wednesday, January 22, 2014
Environmental Groups take Government to Court Over GM Salmon
CANADA - Environmental groups want a court to decide if the federal government violated its own law by permitting the manufacture of genetically modified salmon...
Tuesday, January 21, 2014
Weekly Overview: Canadian Lobsters to Receive National Brand Identity
ANALYSIS - In this week's news, the Lobster Council of Canada is partnering with Revolve Branding to build a national lobster brand identity in 2014, writes Lucy...
Monday, January 20, 2014
Netukulimk Fisheries Receives $15,342 to Pursue Vessel Efficiency
CANADA - Netukulimk Fisheries Limited, a Connaigre Peninsula based company that manages fishing activities by the Miawpukek Band, is receiving C$15,342 through the...
Thursday, January 16, 2014
Canadian Lobsters to Receive National Brand Identity
CANADA - The Lobster Council of Canada is partnering with Revolve Branding to build a national lobster brand identity in 2014....
Tuesday, January 14, 2014
Canada Explores New Pelagic and Shellfish Markets
CANADA - Barry Group Incorporated will receive C$22,980 through the Fisheries Technology and New Opportunities Programme to assist with the exploration of overseas...
Monday, January 13, 2014
Marine Institute and Barry Group Continue Shrimp Shell Research with Government Grant
CANADA - The Marine Institute will receive C$100,000 from the Fisheries Technology and New Opportunities Programme to continue research into extracting chitin from...
Friday, January 10, 2014
Cooke Aquaculture Receives Payout for Sick Salmon
CANADA - Cooke Aquaculture has received C$13 million in federal compensation after it was forced to slaughter a million salmon at a Nova Scotia farm due to Infectious...
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