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07 October 2015
New Ruling Allows Direct Seafood Sales in Newfoundland
CANADA - Individual consumers and restaurants will be able to legally purchase fish directly from harvesters throughout Newfoundland and Labrador thanks to regulatory...
15 September 2015
Canada Invests C$358,000 in Cleaner Fish Research
CANADA - Researchers will use a C$358,000 investment from the Government to support the growth of the provincial salmon aquaculture industry. ...
04 September 2015
Canadian Region Continues Investment in Aquaculture
CANADA - The Newfoundland & Labrador Provincial Government is investing $1.5 million in economic infrastructure and an expanding aquaculture industry on the south...
26 August 2015
Cape Broyle Sea Products Receives C$30,157 to Optimize Sea Cucumber Processing
CANADA - Cape Broyle Sea Products Ltd. is receiving C$30,157 through the Provincial Government’s Fisheries Technology and New Opportunities Program to help achieve...
25 August 2015
Rocky River Trapped Wild Salmon Require Assistance
CANADA - The Atlantic Salmon Federation (ASF) is calling on Fisheries and Oceans Canada (DFO) to take immediate action to assist hundreds of trapped wild Atlantic...
06 August 2015
How Will Canada Support Sustainable Aquaculture Sector?
ANALYSIS - The Canadian government is to back the expansion of an environmentally, economically and socially sustainable aquaculture industry through the introduction...
30 July 2015
Government to Strengthen Canada's Inshore Fleets
CANADA - Canada's Department of Fisheries and Oceans (DFO) recently announced plans to enforce the policy on Preserving the Independence of the Inshore Fleet in...
09 July 2015
Geoduck Farming Could Rival Salmon Aquaculture
CANADA - Salmon farming dominates the aquaculture industry in British Columbia (BC), but shellfish growers there say another aquaculture business, geoduck farming,...
03 June 2015
Salmon Federation Concerned Over Greenland Salmon Catch
CANADA - The Atlantic Salmon Federation (ASF) has announced its concern about the increasing harvest by Greenland of Canadian Atlantic salmon in its mixed-population...
28 May 2015
Canada Invests in Canadian Aquaculture Exports
CANADA - The Canadian government is to grant nearly C$2.5 million over two years to the Canadian Aquaculture Industry Alliance (CAIA). ...
Canadian Government Reduces Newfoundland Halibut Quota Share
CANADA - The federal Department of Fisheries and Oceans (DFO) announced last week that it will no longer honour the longstanding stable sharing arrangement on the...
21 May 2015
Court Rules Against Fisheries Department over Transfer of Salmon Smolts
CANADA - A Canadian federal judge has ruled against the Department of Fisheries and Oceans in allowing Marine Harvest to trsansfer sick salmon smolts from their...
19 May 2015
C$8.15 Million for Northern Harvest Sea Farms to Expand Operations
CANADA - Northern Harvest Sea Farms is to receive C$8.15 million through the Newfoundland Provincial Government's Aquaculture Capital Equity Investment Programme....
13 May 2015
ISA Confirmed on New Brunswick Salmon Farm
CANADA - An outbreak of Infectious Salmon Anaemia (ISA) has been confirmed on a New Brunswick farm....
07 May 2015
C$2.6 Million Investment to Support World-Class Fisheries Science
CANADA - Newfoundland and Labrador's Budget 2015 will provide C$2.6 million to support world-class fisheries science at the Marine Institute's Centre for Fisheries...
22 April 2015
Fisheries Act Changes to Strengthen Aquaculture Regulation
CANADA - Changes to the Fisheries and Coastal Resources Act, which came into force yesterday, 21 April, signal a more transparent and rigorous approach to regulating...
16 April 2015
Support for Canadian Seafood Exports
CANADA - British Columbia's seafood harvesters are to receive support to help promote and increase export demand for Canadian Pacific sea urchins and sea cucumber...
14 April 2015
New Funding to Boost Shellfish Farming Research
CANADA - Michelle Rempel, Minister of State for Western Economic Diversification, has announced support of C$667,000 to Vancouver Island University (VIU) towards...
31 March 2015
New Humane Society to Protect Animals in Saskatchewan
CANADA - A new humane society has been established in Saskatchewan to take over enforcement of the province's Animal Protection Act, writes Bruce Cochrane for Farmscape....
25 March 2015
Salmon Foundation Calls for Increased Salmon Conservation Funding
CANADA - If the Ministerial Committee on wild Atlantic salmon recommends increased funding for conservation and applied research projects, it should look to the...
11 March 2015
Funding to Boost Atlantic Salmon Returns in Nova Scotia
CANADA - Gail Shea, Minister of Fisheries and Oceans attended the first meeting of the Ministerial Advisory Committee on Atlantic Salmon in Halifax, Nova Scotia....
05 March 2015
Fines Imposed for Canada Crab Fishermen
CANADA - Two individuals have been found guilty for violating their crab fishing license conditions, contrary to the Fishery (General) Regulations, with combined...
04 March 2015
New Technique Improves Forecasts for Canada's Sockeye Salmon
CANADA - A powerful method for analyzing and predicting nature's dynamic and interconnected systems is now providing new forecasting and management tools for Canada's...
26 February 2015
Fish Farmers Association Responds to Aquaculture Activities Regulations
CANADA - Atlantic Canada Fish Farmers Association (ACFFA) has stated that the federal government’s proposed Aquaculture Activities Regulations will do the opposite...
20 February 2015
Fisheries Spawning, Tagging Projects get C$92,850 Boost
CANADA - Fisheries science research on three different species will be advanced with support of C$92,850 from the Canadian Government....
19 February 2015
British Columbia to Receive Multi-Year Aquaculture Licences
CANADA - The Canadian government is to now issue multi-year licences for finfish and shellfish aquaculture facilities in British Columbia to promote investment in...
Government Supports Codroy Seafoods Marketing Initiatives
CANADA - Codroy Seafoods Inc. is developing new marketing materials with support from the Provincial Government....
06 February 2015
Government Invests in Newfoundland and Labrador Aquaculture Industry
CANADA - The Newfoundland and Labrador aquaculture sector is receiving more than C$287,000 in infrastructure and innovative technologies thanks to a grant from the...
29 January 2015
Global Conference Calls for Better Inland Fisheries Management
GLOBAL - Inland fisheries – the network of lakes, rivers and streams that provide fish and freshwater to millions across the world – need to be better managed...
27 January 2015
Aquaculture Having Positive Impact on Newfoundland and Labrador
CANADA - A new report provides information about the aquaculture industry's positive impact on Newfoundland and Labrador's GDP, employment and labour income....
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