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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....
17 May 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...
10 May 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...
09 May 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...
08 May 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...
04 May 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...
02 May 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....
26 April 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,...
20 April 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...
19 April 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...
18 April 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....
12 April 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...
22 March 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....
13 March 2012
Concern over Salmon Open Net Pen Expansion
CANADA - Wild salmon conservationists, commercial fisheries groups, environmental organisations, sustainable economic development proponents and tourism operators...
12 March 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...
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