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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...
Monday, December 05, 2011
Govt Invests To Strengthen Seafood Market Access
CANADA - The Government of Canada is partnering with three industry organisations to put in place the building blocks for a fish and seafood traceability system...
ISA Testing Completed: No Confirmed Cases
CANADA - The Government of Canada in collaboration with the Province of British Columbia (BC) has completed testing all samples related to the suspected infectious...
Wednesday, November 23, 2011
New Aquatic Animals Import Regulations
CANADA - As of 10 December, 2011, there will be new requirements for all aquatic animals (finfish, molluscs and crustaceans) imported into Canada....
Canada Moves Forward On Protection Of Key Species
CANADA - Several key species, including North Atlantic Swordfish and Atlantic Bluefin tuna, will benefit from stronger management measures, following the 2011 annual...
Thursday, November 17, 2011
Govt Helps Put More Seafood On International Menus
CANADA - Canadian aquaculture producers can dive into new export opportunities abroad with a new investment from the Government of Canada. Keith Ashfield, Minister...
Tuesday, November 15, 2011
Simulator Increases Safety For Fish Harvesters
CANADA - The Marine Institute’s School of Fisheries is simulating real-life situations experienced by fish harvesters to help create safer working conditions....
Friday, November 11, 2011
New Turbot Harvesting Equipment Tested
CANADA - An exploratory turbot pot fishery that will test new harvesting equipment has received funding from the Provincial Government. Darin King, Minister of Fisheries...
Thursday, November 10, 2011
BC Raw Mussels May Contain Paralytic Shellfish Toxin
BRITISH COLUMBIA, CANADA - The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) is warning the public not to serve or consume the raw mussels described below because they...
CFIA: No Confirmed Cases Of ISA In British Columbia
CANADA - Based on analysis conducted by the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA), in close collaboration with Fisheries and Oceans Canada (DFO), the Province of...
Wednesday, November 09, 2011
Federal Government Tests Find No Cases Of ISA
CANADA - News that no Infectious Salmon Anemia (ISA) was detected in follow up testing of Pacific salmon samples by the Canadian Food Inspection Agency is welcome...
Tuesday, November 08, 2011
Government Funding Helps Company's Growth
CANADA - Allen’s Fisheries Limited will be better able to reach international markets with funding support provided through the Provincial Government’s Fisheries...
Farmers Voice Final Arguments At Cohen Inquiry
CANADA - Lawyers for the British Columbian Salmon Farmers Association (BCSFA) are presenting their final oral arguments to the Cohen Commission of Inquiry into the...
Friday, November 04, 2011
Cooke Charged Over Harmful Substance Deposits
CANADA - Environment Canada has charged Kelly Cove Salmon, a section of Cooke Aquaculture, for its alleged release of a banned pesticide into marine waters, the...
Tuesday, October 25, 2011
Science & Salmon Conservation Meeting Underway
CANADA - Randy Kamp, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Fisheries and Oceans Canada welcomed participants to the 19th North Pacific Anadromous Fish Commission...
Monday, October 24, 2011
Federal Investigation Into ISA Virus In BC Salmon
CANADA - The recent reports stating that Infectious Salmon Anaemia (ISA) has been found in British Columbia salmon have not yet been verified by federal officials...
Update: Suspect Findings Of ISA In BC
CANADA - On Monday 17 October, the British Columbia (BC) Salmon Famers Association learned from a press release that two Sockeye salmon smolts from Rivers' Inlet...
Investigation Of Suspected ISA Virus In BC
CANADA - The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA), in collaboration with Fisheries and Oceans Canada, is investigating recent reports that infectious salmon anaemia...
Thursday, October 13, 2011
Snow Crab Landings Top $250 Million
NEWFOUNDLAND and LABRADOR, CANADA - The value of snow crab landings for the 2011 fishing season in Newfoundland and Labrador surpassed $250 million, the highest...
Wednesday, October 05, 2011
New Regulatory Requirements For Aquatic Animals
CANADA - As of 10 December this year, there will be new requirements for all aquatic animals (finfish, molluscs, and crustaceans) imported into Canada. ...
Monday, September 26, 2011
Rebuilding Fish Stocks At Heart Of Annual Meeting
CANADA - The Northwest Atlantic Fisheries Organisation (NAFO) agreed on a package of management and compliance measures for the conservation and rebuilding of key...
Friday, September 16, 2011
Sturgeon Research Centre Receives Cash Infusion
CANADA - The final financial piece of Vancouver Island University's new International Centre for Sturgeon Studies fell into place Monday with a $717,700 federal...
Monday, September 05, 2011
Ministers Renew Sustainable Fisheries Commitment
CANADA - The Canadian Council of Fisheries and Aquaculture Ministers concluded their annual meeting with discussions on the need for Canada to maintain a leading...
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