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30 July 2012
Innovative Aquaculture in Prince Edward Island Receives Boost from Government
CANADA - Keith Ashfield, Minister of Fisheries and Oceans Canada, has announced that Somers Island Blues Inc. will receive C$80,000 in funding from the Government...
27 July 2012
Lobster Industry Improving its Competitiveness
CANADA - The province government is helping Nova Scotia's lobster industry improve its competitiveness in the global marketplace....
New Project to Remotely Detect Lost Crab Pots
CANADA - In Newfoundland and Labrador, it has been estimated that eight per cent of snow crab traps are lost at sea annually. ...
23 July 2012
Lobster Hatchery Project Helps Stocks Rebound
CANADA - The New Brunswick Aquarium and Marine Centre is running a program that is designed to prevent down years in the lobster fishery....
18 July 2012
Salmon Disease Surveillance Underway in British Columbia
CANADA - The Canadian Food Inspection Agency has begun collecting and testing wild salmon off the coast of British Columbia to determine the status of three salmon...
Misreporting Shrimp Catches Results in Significant Fines for Four Harvesters
CANADA - Investigations by fishery officers with Fisheries and Oceans Canada have resulted in the convictions of four commercial harvesters who misreported their...
Clearwater Seafoods Achieves MSC Certification of Core Species
CANADA - Clearwater Seafoods Inc. has announced the Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) certification of its Arctic surf clam fishery. In combination with the certification...
17 July 2012
Government Invests in Key Harbours for Canada’s Fishing Communities
CANADA - Keith Ashfield, Minister of Fisheries and Oceans, has announced that the Government of Canada will make significant investments to repair, construct and...
13 July 2012
Aquaculture Production Safe and Environmentally Sustainable
CANADA - The Newfoundland and Labrador aquaculture industry has a reputation for safe, high-quality fish and seafood products produced in an environmentally sustainable...
11 July 2012
First North American Snow Crab Fishery Certified to the MSC Standard
CANADA - The Scotian Shelf Snow crab (Chionoecetes opilio) trap fishery, entered into assessment by the Affiliation of Seafood Producers Association of Nova Scotia,...
10 July 2012
ISA Confirmed at Farm in Newfoundland
ANALYSIS - The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) has confirmed that Infectious Salmon Anemia (ISA) has been found at a commercial aquaculture facility in Newfoundland...
Fishermen Frustrated Over Halibut Quota Proposal
CANADA - The Prince Edward Island Fishermen's Association is upset the province's share of the Atlantic region's halibut quota could be slashed by a third....
06 July 2012
Food Inspection Agency Quarantines Newfoundland Salmon Farm
CANADA - The Canadian Food Inspection Agency has quarantined an aquaculture facility on the south coast of Newfoundland....
05 July 2012
Cooke gets Federal OK for Fish Farms in Shelburne County
CANADA - Transport Canada has given a green light to Cooke Aquaculture to move forward with a proposal to open two new fish farming sites in Jordan Bay in Shelburne...
WWF Unveils Investment Model to Recover Marine Ecosystems
CANADA - Twenty years after a moratorium was imposed on Canada’s northern cod fishery off Newfoundland’s coast, WWF has introduced an innovative model designed...
04 July 2012
BAP Welcomes Marine Harvest Canada Salmon Farms
CANADA - The Global Aquaculture Alliance Best Aquaculture Practices program has further expanded its coverage of salmon facilities with the certification of five...
29 June 2012
Canada Strengthens Protection of Canadian Fisheries
CANADA - Fisheries and Oceans Canada is taking the next steps in its new approach to protect recreational, commercial and Aboriginal fisheries and the fish habitat...
27 June 2012
Loblaw Seafood Purchase Efforts Lauded
CANADA - Loblaw’s efforts to net all of its seafood products from sustainable sources by next year are commendable, says a marine co-ordinator in Halifax....
21 June 2012
Investigation into Suspected ISA Outbreak
CANADA - Another suspected outbreak of infectious salmon anemia at Cooke Aquaculture in Nova Scotia is reported to be under investigation. ...
13 June 2012
Closed Areas for Shellfish Harvesting Upper North Shore
CANADA - Fisheries and Oceans Canada is informing the Upper North Shore population that the harvesting of shellfish is now forbidden due to toxicity....
11 June 2012
Harvesters Need to Verify Shellfish Safety
CANADA - Fisheries and Oceans Canada is advising shellfish harvesters in British Columbia to verify that fishing areas are open and shellfish are safe to consume...
08 June 2012
Okisollo, Hoskyn Channel Salmon Farm Updates: May/June 2012
CANADA - The latest update regarding salmon farms in Okisollo and Hoskyn channels is now available....
06 June 2012
Atlantic Salmon Recovery Hinges on International Meeting
CANADA - The outcomes of the annual meeting of the North Atlantic Salmon Conservation Organisation (NASCO) to be held in Edinburgh, Scotland from June 3 to 8, have...
04 June 2012
Harper Govt Provides Support for BC Aquaculture Industry
CANADA - Campbell River's reputation as a major hub for marine finfish and shellfish aquaculture industries received a significant boost, thanks to federal funding...
31 May 2012
Samon Farmers Welcome Aquaculture Strategy
CANADA - Nova Scotia’s Aquaculture Strategy is an important step in the development of the province’s sustainable salmon farming sector, says the Atlantic...
30 May 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...
23 May 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....
21 May 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,...
18 May 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....
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