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Thursday, March 01, 2012
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...
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...
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