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02 November 2012
Closed Area for Shellfish Harvesting in Lower St. Lawrence
CANADA - Fisheries and Oceans Canada, Quebec Region, wants to inform the Lower St. Lawrence population that harvesting of shellfish is now forbidden due to cessation...
Salmon Farmers Support Cohen Commission Report
CANADA - The final report of the Cohen Commission into the Decline of Fraser River Sockeye lays solid ground for protecting the future of the iconic salmon run,...
01 November 2012
Minister Tables Cohen Commission Final Report in the House of Commons
CANADA - Gail Shea, Acting Minister of Fisheries and Oceans and Minister of National Revenue, officially tabled the Final Report of the Commission of Inquiry into...
30 October 2012
Lobster Harvester Penalised for Fisheries Violations
CANADA - Fisheries and Oceans Canada, Gulf Region, announced today a New Brunswick lobster harvester has been fined and suspended from fishing for an offence related...
25 October 2012
Satellite Tagging Project for Atlantic Cod Receives More Funding
CANADA - Through a C$50,000 investment under the Provincial Government’s Fisheries Research Grant Programme, researchers at the Marine Institute's Centre for Fisheries...
18 October 2012
Enforcement of New Aquatic Animal Import Regulations to Begin in December
CANADA - Canada will begin enforcement of new aquatic animal import regulations as of 10 December, 2012....
New Marketing Initiative Supported by Provincial Government
CANADA - Beothic Fish Processors Limited will develop new marketing materials with assistance from the Provincial Government. Darin King, Minister of Fisheries and...
17 October 2012
Mainstream Canada Appeals Defamation Ruling
CANADA - Mainstream Canada has announced it has filed an appeal of a Supreme Court of BC decision in its defamation claim against anti-salmon farming activist Don...
15 October 2012
Fines Imposed for Snow Crab Fishery Violations
CANADA - Three Nova Scotia fish harvesters have been fined a total of C$6,500 for offences related to the snow crab fishery under the Fisheries Act, Fisheries and...
Harper Government Invests in Aquaculture in Middlesex County
CANADA - The Harper Government is helping convert a former mushroom plant in Thames Centre to a state-of-the-art fish farm. The project was announced Member of...
05 October 2012
Funding Advances Important Reporting Work by BC's Salmon Farmers
CANADA - Information on BC’s salmon farmers will be available more easily to federal regulators, thanks to a funding grant from the Department of Fisheries and...
04 October 2012
Minister Opens New Fisheries Office in Port Alberni
CANADA - Keith Ashfield, Minister of Fisheries and Oceans, has opened a new Fisheries and Oceans Canada office in Port Alberni, British Columbia....
Government Invests in Sustainable, Innovative Aquaculture in British Columbia
CANADA - Keith Ashfield, Minister of Fisheries and Oceans, has announced that the Harper Government will invest in 11 British Columbia companies to encourage sustainable...
03 October 2012
Activist Claims Found to be Defamatory, Malicious
CANADA - A decision has been delivered in the defamation trial brought by Mainstream Canada against an anti-salmon farm activist....
01 October 2012
Canada Leads the World in Fisheries Research
CANADA - Keith Ashfield, Minister of Fisheries and Oceans, has issued a statement in regard to Canada being recognised as a world leader in fisheries research. ...
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...
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