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Thursday, November 10, 2011
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...
Friday, September 02, 2011
Government Supports Lobster Processing Research
CANADA - Codroy Seafoods Inc. is continuing its research into value-added lobster processing with funding support from the Provincial Government. ...
Wednesday, August 31, 2011
Programme Funds Turbot Hook & Line Research
CANADA - A test fishery to examine the viability of using hook and line to catch turbot off the coast of Labrador is underway with financial assistance from the...
Tuesday, August 30, 2011
Farmers Support Public Release Of Fish Health Data
CANADA - The British Columbia Salmon Farmers Association (BCSFA) has supported the public release of thousands of pages of farm-by-farm fish health data at the Cohen...
Friday, August 26, 2011
Government Supports Quin Sea Fisheries R&D
CANADA - Quin Sea Fisheries will advance research and development for production practices involving crab, whelk, and shrimp with funding support from the Provincial...
Tuesday, August 23, 2011
Farmers Ready; Cohen Commission's Hearings
CANADA - The BC Salmon Farmers Association is ready for the aquaculture hearing days, beginning 25 August, 2011 at the Cohen Commission of Inquiry into the decline...
Thursday, August 11, 2011
Closed Area For Shellfish Harvesting
CANADA - Part of the upper North shore has been closed to shellfish harvesting due to toxicity....
Tuesday, August 09, 2011
Seafood Processor Launches Mussel Project
CANADA - The Provincial Government will assist Green Seafoods Limited with a project that will identify and implement quality enhancements and processing efficiencies...
Thursday, August 04, 2011
Government Invests In Aquaculture Projects
CANADA - Parliamentary Secretary Randy Kamp, on behalf of the Honourable Keith Ashfield, Minister of Fisheries and Oceans, announced significant funding to support...
Tuesday, August 02, 2011
BC Pink Salmon Awarded MSC Certification
CANADA - The independent certification body, Moody Marine Limited, has awarded Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) certification to three British Columbia pink (Oncorhynchus...
Monday, August 01, 2011
Govt Commits To Sharing Scientific Research
CANADA - Recent allegations accused the Canadian government of restricting access to research on Pacific salmon. In response to this, Keith Ashfield, Minister of...
Wednesday, July 27, 2011
Trap Net Project For Sustainable Harvesting
CANADA - The NunatuKavut Community Council of Labrador will pilot the harvest of wild Atlantic salmon by trap net to allow a better product for food, social and...
Thursday, July 21, 2011
Government Accepts MOU Proposals
CANADA - The Provincial Government of Newfoundland and Labrador is accepting all seafood marketing proposals in the Report of the Independent Chair of the Memorandum...
Wednesday, July 20, 2011
New Aquaculture Wharves Open
CANADA - Two new aquaculture wharves have opened in the province of Newfoundland and Labrador. The wharves are located in Hermitage-Sandyville and Pool’s Cove,...
Monday, July 18, 2011
New Aquaculture Centre Opens In St Alban’s
CANADA - The Honourable Kathy Dunderdale, Premier of Newfoundland and Labrador, opened the new Centre for Aquaculture Health and Development in St. Alban’s on...
Tuesday, July 12, 2011
Appeal To Stop St Mary's Salmon Farms
CANADA - Local community members from St Mary’s Bay and the Atlantic Salmon Federation have filed an appeal to the Nova Scotia Supreme Court to oppose the creation...
Thursday, June 30, 2011
Environmentalist Arrested In Salmon Smolt Protest
CANADA - The president of the Medway River Salmon Association, Darrell Tingley, was arrested at the weekend during a protest over the transfer of salmon smolts from...
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