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Wednesday, May 30, 2012
Animal Health Act to Improve Disease Control
CANADA - Don McRae, Minister of Agriculture for British Columbia clarifies provisions within the new Animal Health Act and allays concerns expressed by some, specifically...
Wednesday, May 23, 2012
Mainstream Canada Dixon Bay Farm is Now Empty
CANADA - The last fish were removed from Mainstream Canada's Dixon Bay farm late Monday night and the site is now empty....
Monday, May 21, 2012
Decision to Not Reopen Hearings Supported by Salmon Farmers
CANADA - The decision to not re-open hearings of the Cohen Commission based on recent claims by anti-aquaculture activists is supported by BC’s salmon farmers....
Fish Harvesters to Benefit from Enhanced Programme
CANADA - Continuing with its commitment to strengthen and grow the province’s billion dollar fishing industry and address challenges experienced by fish harvesters,...
Friday, May 18, 2012
Mainstream Canada Begins Depopulating Site After IHN Outbreak
CANADA - Mainstream Canada has begun depopulating its Dixon Bay farm site, after Infectious Haematopoietic Necrosis (IHN) was detected....
Thursday, May 17, 2012
Construction of a New Aquaculture Wharf in Harbour Breton
CANADA - A new wharf will be constructed in the community of Harbour Breton this year which will promote biosecurity and support aquaculture growers on the south...
Thursday, May 10, 2012
MSC, High Liner Foods Ground-Breaking Partnership
CANADA - The Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) and High Liner Foods, Canada’s leading supplier of seafood, have announced a groundbreaking partnership that includes...
Wednesday, May 09, 2012
Aquatic Animal Health Courses on Offer
CANADA - The Canadian Aquaculture Institute and Atlantic Veterinary College are pleased to be partnering with the Centre for Life-Long Learning in the delivery of...
Tuesday, May 08, 2012
Lobster Pricing Agreement Ends the Dispute
CANADA - The Fish, Food, and Allied Workers (FFAW) and the Seafood Producers of Newfoundland and Labrador (SPONL) have reached agreement on lobster prices for the...
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...
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