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27 April 2017
Camelina oil gains Canadian approval for use in salmon feed
The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) has approved the use of mechanically-extracted camelina oil as a feed ingredient for farmed salmon and trout....
13 March 2017
LeBlanc cheque for Atlantic seafood sector
Funding worth $325 million for the fisheries and seafood sectors on Canada’s east coast has been announced by the Canada’s Fisheries Minister, Dominic LeBlanc,...
07 March 2017
Federation Urges Court to Send C$250M Aquaculture Project Back to Square One
CANADA - A quarter-billion-dollar aquaculture project in Placentia Bay is facing another legal challenge — one that could send it back to square one....
03 February 2017
Canadian Government Invests in Quebec Fishing, Aquaculture Industries
CANADA - The Government of Canada is committed to reinvesting funds in support of science programs to help protect the health of fish stocks and support responsible...
08 December 2016
Can Atlantic Cod Return to Canada’s East Coast?
CANADA - There could be a glimmer of hope for Atlantic Cod Stocks from the Canadian Maritimes. The Gulf of Maine Research Institute has designed a new fishing net...
15 November 2016
Foreign Investors Buying up Nova Scotia Inshore Lobster Fishery
CANADA - Foreign investors may soon be illegally buying up Nova Scotia’s iconic lobster fishery, according to the Canadian Independent Fish Harvesters’ Federation....
27 October 2016
Calls for Canadian Government to Support South Coast Fish Harvesters
CANADA - The fisheries and allied workers union FFAW-Unifor has submitted an enterprise retirement-income support proposal to the federal government on behalf of...
14 October 2016
Wild Atlantic Salmon Conservation Proving Successful in Fundy National Park
CANADA - More than 500 adult Atlantic salmon have been released into Fundy National Park as part of a conservation project....
03 October 2016
Nova Scotia Urges Fair Access for Lobster Exports
CANADA - Fisheries and Aquaculture Minister Keith Colwell has underlined the importance of fair access to export markets for Nova Scotia lobster to the standing...
20 September 2016
Cooke Aquaculture Awarded C$3.2 Million to Develop New Process to Battle Sea Lice
CANADA - The Canadian government is investing C$3.2 million in the development of an environmentally friendly and economical process to remove sea lice from farmed...
19 September 2016
St John's Hosts Canada's Largest Aquaculture Conference
CANADA - The largest aquaculture conference and trade show in recent Canadian history is taking place at the Delta Hotel in St. John’s, Newfoundland and Labrador...
08 September 2016
Government Invests $94 Million in Ocean Science Institute
CANADA - The Canadian government is investing $94 million into a world-leading international institute for ocean science that will foster innovations related to...
26 August 2016
Canada Detects First Case of Whirling Disease
CANADA - The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) has confirmed the presence of Whirling Disease in fish in Johnson Lake in Banff National Park....
10 August 2016
Canadian Government Delivers Update on Cohen Recommendations
CANADA - The Canadian government is moving forward with the recommendations in Justice Cohen’s 2012 final report from the Commission of Inquiry into the Decline...
27 July 2016
New Funding to Help Nova Scotia Shellfish Farming Expansion, Start-Up
CANADA - The government of Nova Scotia is offering funding through the Nova Scotia Fisheries and Aquaculture Loan Board for those who would like to start, expand...
23 June 2016
Canada Takes Action to Tackle Low Atlantic Salmon Returns
CANADA - Dominic LeBlanc, Minister of Fisheries, Oceans and the Canadian Coast Guard has revealed Canada’s plans to help bring back wild Atlantic salmon on the...
16 June 2016
New Standards for Aquatic Animal Veterinary Clinics
CANADA - Government is working with the Nova Scotia Veterinary Medical Association to develop standards for certifying aquatic animal clinic facilities....
07 June 2016
Restricting Illegal Fishing Boats' Access to Insurance May Help Stop Illegal Fishing
CANADA - New research from the University of British Columbia has found that rogue fishing vessels are able to secure insurance including those that have been flagged...
02 June 2016
Vancouver Court Hands Huge Fine to Seafood Retailer
CANADA - A major investigation by Fisheries and Oceans Canada into the illegal fishing and sale of crab and spot prawns in Vancouver has led to a significant fine...
23 May 2016
Potential HSMI Finding on Canadian Salmon Farm
CANADA - Research undertaken as part of the Strategic Salmon Health Initiative (SSHI) has diagnosed a potential Heart and Skeletal Muscle Inflammation (HSMI) in...
Genetically Engineered Salmon Approved in Canada
CANADA - Health Canada and the Canadian Food Inspection Agency have approved AquAdvantage salmon for sale and consumption. ...
31 March 2016
Interim Quotas Nail in Coffin for Inshore Northern Shrimp Fishery
CANADA - Granting offshore trawlers in Shrimp Fishing Area (SFA) 6 an advance on next season’s quotas or interim quotas would undermine the full stock assessment...
11 March 2016
Novia Scotia Seafood Looks Set to Double in a Decade
CANADA - The hard work of Nova Scotia's harvesters, buyers and exporters means that seafood exports are nearing their goal of doubling in value within a decade....
03 March 2016
Canadian Lobster Quality Traced From Catch to Plate in New Project
CANADA - A Catch to Plate pilot project is helping the lobster industry track the quality of its product from catch to market, reduce costs and respond to consumer...
03 February 2016
Nova Scotia Looking for New Seafood Brand
CANADA - Nova Scotia has put out a request for a new seafood brand/logo to represent the province....
20 January 2016
Canadian Government Invests in Tackling Seafood Fraud
CANADA - The Government of Canada has announced funding for genomics research in plant protection and food safety regulation....
14 January 2016
Nova Scotia Committee to Develop Method to Trace Escaped Salmon
CANADA - An advisory committee has been appointed in Nova Scotia to develop a successful method of tracing escaped salmon back to its point of origin....
24 November 2015
Government Orders Full Environmental Assessment for Marystown Salmon Hatchery
CANADA - The Newfoundland and Labrador Department of Environment and Conservation is now requesting a full environmental assessment for the proposed Grieg Marystown...
Scientist Muzzled on the Sockeye Salmon Collapse
CANADA - In this week's Tradex Foods 3-Minute Market Insight, Rob Reierson spoke exclusively with the Department of Fisheries & Ocean Scientist Kristi Miller who's...
16 November 2015
What will a Liberal Government Mean for Canadian Agriculture?
CANADA - As the new majority Liberal Government, under Prime Minister Justin Trudeau (above), gets down to work, the agricultural community is looking forward to...
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