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Tuesday, May 08, 2012
C$1 Million to Supports Sustainable Fish Populations
CANADA - The Province is providing further support for the BC Living Rivers Trust Fund with an injection of C$1 million for their core programmes. This money is...
Friday, May 04, 2012
Proposed Amendments to the Fisheries Act
CANADA - Proposed changes to the Fisheries Act would result in a shift for Fisheries and Oceans Canada from a focus on managing impacts to all fish habitat, to managing...
Wednesday, May 02, 2012
Compensation for Fish Farm ISA Losses
CANADA - The federal government will compensate Cooke Aquaculture for the hundreds of thousands of salmon ordered destroyed in Shelburne this week....
Thursday, April 26, 2012
Government Commits to Protection of Fisheries
CANADA - Keith Ashfield, Minister of Fisheries and Oceans Canada, announced that the Harper government will introduce changes to protect the productivity of recreational,...
Friday, April 20, 2012
NW Atlantic Swordfish Fishery now MSC Certified
CANADA - The North West Atlantic Canada swordfish pelagic longline fishery has been awarded Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) certification by independent certifier...
Thursday, April 19, 2012
Canada’s Fisheries Issues Advanced in Washington
CANADA - Keith Ashfield, Minister of Fisheries and Oceans, issued a statement following key meetings with US Administration officials on important bilateral and...
Wednesday, April 18, 2012
Shrimp Price Expected to Stick
CANADA - Newfoundland and Labrador's unionised fishermen have won a pricing battle over the cost they can charge for the shrimp they will be catching this summer....
Thursday, April 12, 2012
BAP Gains Northern Harvest Processing Plant
CANADA - Certification of the Northern Harvest Sea Farm processing plant in St George, New Brunswick, Canada, has established Northern Harvest as the Best Aquaculture...
Thursday, March 22, 2012
C$4 Million for Aquaculture Jobs and Growth
CANADA - The Canadian government has announced more than C$4 million of funding for aquaculture projects in Newfoundland and Labrador....
Tuesday, March 13, 2012
Concern over Salmon Open Net Pen Expansion
CANADA - Wild salmon conservationists, commercial fisheries groups, environmental organisations, sustainable economic development proponents and tourism operators...
Monday, March 12, 2012
Fisheries Ministers Focus on Economic Prosperity
CANADA - Federal, provincial and territorial fisheries and aquaculture ministers concluded the meeting of the Atlantic Council of Fisheries and Aquaculture Ministers...
Thursday, March 08, 2012
Salmon Farmers Commit to Best Practices
CANADA - Marine Harvest Canada, Mainstream Canada and Grieg Seafood have announced a new agreement which demonstrates a clear commitment to leading the way in...
Thursday, March 01, 2012
Modernising Canada’s Fisheries: Input Required
CANADA - Keith Ashfield, Minister of Fisheries and Oceans, has announced that Fisheries and Oceans Canada will extend the period of online consultation on modernising...
Salmon Data Confirms Improvements in 2011
CANADA - A report issued by the Quebec Government indicates that an estimated 17,705 salmon returned to the rivers of Quebec’s Gaspé region in 2011; 21 per cent...
Tuesday, February 28, 2012
Listeria Traces Found in Vancouver Fish Products
CANADA - A University of British Columbia study has found traces of the bacteria listeria in ready-to-eat fish products sold in Metro Vancouver....
Monday, February 27, 2012
Salmon Disease Surveillance in British Columbia
CANADA - The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) is seeking comments on a disease surveillance plan for salmon in British Columbia....
Friday, February 24, 2012
Fish Oil Biodiesel Research Supported by Gov't
CANADA - The Centre for Aquaculture and Seafood Development will establish a demonstration bio-refinery that will convert fish oils into biodiesel with support from...
Tuesday, February 21, 2012
Cooke Culls Fish After ISA Suspicion
CANADA - Cooke Aquaculture has humanely euthanised two cages of fish in Nova Scotia after routine testing raised suspicion of the Infectious Salmon Anemia (ISA)...
Monday, February 20, 2012
Greater Certainty in the Pacific Halibut Fishery
CANADA - The Minister of Fisheries and Oceans, Keith Ashfield, made an announcement that will provide greater long-term certainty to the Pacific halibut fishery....
Monday, February 13, 2012
Google Earth Verifies Mediterranean Aquaculture Data
CANADA - The Great Wall of China is not the only thing you can see from space. Fish farming cages are clearly visible through Google Earth’s satellite images and...
Friday, February 10, 2012
Gov't Rejects Ocean Choice International's Proposals
CANADA - After an extensive evaluation and review, the Provincial Government announced that it is not satisfied that the redfish and yellowtail proposals presented...
Thursday, February 09, 2012
Petition: Investigation of Wild Salmon Protection
CANADA - Conservation, fishing and native groups in Canada and the US filed a formal petition requesting an international investigation into Canada’s failure to...
Thursday, January 26, 2012
Aquaculture Funding in PEI Supports Jobs & Growth
CANADA - Gail Shea, Regional Minister for Prince Edward Island (PEI) and Keith Ashfield, Minister of Fisheries and Oceans, announced that the Government of Canada...
Monday, January 23, 2012
Mainstream Canada Begins Trial to Defend Reputation
CANADA - In response to a prolonged attack on the company and its employees, Mainstream Canada is defending its reputation against what it calls unfounded and irresponsible...
Tuesday, January 10, 2012
Funding For Vancouver Island Aquaculture Projects
CANADA - Keith Ashfield, Minister of Fisheries and Oceans, has announced funding for four innovative Vancouver Island aquaculture projects, including a project to...
Monday, January 09, 2012
OCI Denied Permanent Redfish Exemption
CANADA - Darin King, Minister of Fisheries and Aquaculture, has confirmed that the Provincial Government will not approve permanent exemptions to provincial minimum...
Friday, January 06, 2012
Funding: Future Growth Of Aquaculture Industry
CANADA - The Newfoundland Aquaculture Industry Association, with a $75,800 contribution from the Provincial Government, will secure the services of Global Trust,...
Wednesday, December 28, 2011
Licence Retirement Programme For Salmon Fishery
CANADA - The first round of a two-year, $28.5-million licence retirement programme has been launched by the Government of Canada. The programme aims to enhance the...
Tuesday, December 20, 2011
BC Farmers Mark Regulations Anniversary
CANADA - This week marks the first anniversary of the federal government taking regulatory control of the province's aquaculture industry - and BC's salmon farmers...
Friday, December 16, 2011
Pilot Project Evaluates Snow Crab Production
CANADA - An evaluation on snow crab processing by Quinlan Brothers Limited, in partnership with the Canadian Centre for Fisheries Innovation and the Fisheries and...
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