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28 September 2012
Industry-led Fisheries Safety Association to Help Save Lives at Sea
CANADA - The establishment of the Newfoundland and Labrador Fish Harvesting Safety Association (NL-FHSA) will lead to the promotion of safety education and awareness...
27 September 2012
Southern Gulf of St Lawrence Snow Crab MSC Certified
CANADA - The southern Gulf of St. Lawrence snow crab trap fishery, entered into assessment by the Affiliation of Seafood Producers Association of Nova Scotia (ASPANS),...
25 September 2012
NW Atlantic Fisheries Adopts Measures To Protect Key Fish Stocks
CANADA - The Northwest Atlantic Fisheries Organisation (NAFO) adopted a wide range of enhanced measures to protect or rebuild key fish stocks in the Northwest Atlantic...
24 September 2012
Harper Government Commits to Traditional Fisheries
CANADA - Minister Ashfield has released a statement confirming the Harper Government's commitment to Canada's traditional fisheries....
19 September 2012
Harper Government Invests in Aquaculture Jobs in Nova Scotia
CANADA - Keith Ashfield, Minister of Fisheries and Oceans Canada, has announced funding to further develop innovative and sustainable halibut aquaculture in Nova...
17 September 2012
Shellfish Harvesting in the North Shore of St. Lawrence Open Again
CANADA - Fisheries and Oceans Canada, Quebec Region, wants to inform residents of the North Shore that shellfish areas closed as a preventative measure on 30 August,...
14 September 2012
Areas of Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island Closed to Shellfish Harvesting
CANADA - Fisheries and Oceans Canada (DFO) advises the public that the harvesting of bivalve molluscs including oysters, clams, mussels, Bay scallops and quahogs...
13 September 2012
Closed Area for Shellfish Harvesting Magdalen Islands
CANADA - Shellfish Harvesting in Magdalen Islands is now closed....
10 September 2012
Fisheries, Aquaculture Ministers Continue to Work Together to Protect Fisheries
CANADA - Federal, provincial and territorial ministers concluded the annual meeting of the Canadian Council of Fisheries and Aquaculture Ministers (CCFAM) in Victoria,...
28 August 2012
Researchers Study Use of Green Crab in Fish Feed
ANALYSIS - The Prince Edward Island Government has invested in a new project that looks at how European green crabs can be used to create animal feed....
24 August 2012
AgriMarine Becomes Climate Smart
CANADA - AgriMarine recently completed the Climate Smart Programme and is proud to receive the "Climate Smart" seal. ...
21 August 2012
Mainstream Salmon Farm Now Empty
CANADA - Following an outbreak of Infectious Haematopoietic Necrosis (IHN) virus at one of Mainstream Canada's Tofino-area smolt farms on 27 July, Mainstream has...
17 August 2012
Lobster Fishery Hit by New Protest
CANADA - The recently-opened lobster fishery in eastern New Brunswick was the focus of more controversy on Wednesday after about 100 fishermen staged a protest....
10 August 2012
New Brunswick Urged not to Subsidise Lobster Industry
CANADA - The Canadian Taxpayers Federation is urging the New Brunswick government not to subsidise the lobster industry, despite ongoing protests by fishermen....
09 August 2012
Virus Confirmed, Mainstream Begins to Empty Site
CANADA - The Infectious Hematopoietic Necrosis (IHN) virus has been confirmed at Mainstream Canada's Millar Channel farm, and the company has received an official...
07 August 2012
Lles-de-la-Madeleine Lobster Fishery Enters MSC Assessment
CANADA - The Îles-de-la-Madeleine lobster (Homarus americanus) baited trap fishery in the Gulf of St. Lawrence on the east coast of Canada has entered into full...
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...
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