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26 August 2014
Salmon Forced to ‘Sprint’ Less Likely to Survive Migration
CANADA - Sockeye salmon that sprint to spawning grounds through fast-moving waters may be at risk, suggests new research by University of British Columbia scientists....
04 July 2014
Greenpeace Calls on Canadian Supermarkets to Protect Oceans
CANADA - A report by Greenpeace on the sustainability of seafood in Canadian supermarkets has called on the retailers to take more action to protect the oceans....
02 July 2014
Smarter Than You Think: Fish Remember Where They Were Fed Days Later
CANADA - It is popularly believed that fish have a memory span of only 30 seconds. Canadian scientists, however, have demonstrated that this is far from true –...
22 November 2013
Salmon Conservation Organisations Express Concern Over Consultation Plans
CANADA - The Atlantic Salmon Federation (ASF) and Salmonid Council of Newfoundland and Labrador (SCNL) have expressed concern that the Province of Newfoundland and...
05 July 2013
Copper Prevents Fish from Avoiding Danger
CANADA - Fish fail to detect danger in copper-polluted water. A new study, to be presented at the meeting of the Society for Experimental Biology on the 5 July,...
18 February 2013
Ensuring Wild Atlantic Salmon Survive to Reap Benefits of Clean Air
CANADA - The Nova Scotia Salmon Association is maximizing the benefits of the US Clean Air Act by giving a river that is home to endangered wild Atlantic salmon...
31 October 2012
Northern Harvest First BAP North American Three-Star Salmon Operation
CANADA - The Best Aquaculture Practices (BAP) programme welcomes Northern Harvest Sea Farms as its first certified "three-star" salmon operation in North America....
30 October 2012
British Columbia Farm Sites Safe Following Tsunami Warning
CANADA - Preplanning, rapid communication and proactive measures protected farmers and fish this weekend as BC’s salmon farmers responded quickly to a tsunami...
18 July 2012
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...
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...
06 June 2012
All Mainstream Farms Test Negative for IHN Virus
CANADA - As of today, all of Mainstream Canada's farms have been tested for the IHN virus, and all tests have come back negative....
22 May 2012
Quarantine Violation Puts Farms and Jobs at Risk
CANADA - The quarantine around Mainstream Canada's Dixon Bay farm was deliberately broken by Tofino filmmaker and anti-salmon farming activist Warren Rudd, who was...
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...
19 April 2012
Salmon Industry Hits Back at Claims of New Virus
CANADA - The British Columbia (BC) Salmon Farmers Association has hit back at claims made by biologist Alexandra Morton that Heart and Skeletal Muscle Inflammation...
11 April 2012
Okisollo & Hoskyn Channel Salmon Farm Updates
CANADA - As of the first week of April, six of the nine farm sites in the channels are operating, with one site completing restocking since last month’s update....
01 March 2012
Salmon Data Confirms Improvements in 2011
CANADA - A report issued by the Quebec Government indicates that an estimated 17,705 salmon returned to the rivers of Quebec’s Gaspé region in 2011; 21 per cent...
27 February 2012
Salmon Disease Surveillance in British Columbia
CANADA - The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) is seeking comments on a disease surveillance plan for salmon in British Columbia....
23 February 2012
Closed Containment Trial Produces Excellent Salmon
CANADA - The Conservation Fund Freshwater Institute (TCFFI) and the Atlantic Salmon Federation (ASF) are very pleased with the health, growth , and quality of...
21 February 2012
Cooke Culls Fish After ISA Suspicion
CANADA - Cooke Aquaculture has humanely euthanised two cages of fish in Nova Scotia after routine testing raised suspicion of the Infectious Salmon Anemia (ISA)...
Researchers Find Conservation Areas Under Threat
CANADA - University of British Columbia (UBC) researchers have identified conservation “hot spots” around the world where the temptation to profit from overfishing...
15 February 2012
C$1 Million Award to Guelph for Aquaculture
CANADA - The University of Guelph has received nearly $1 million from the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC) for two projects to benefit Canada’s...
09 February 2012
Petition: Investigation of Wild Salmon Protection
CANADA - Conservation, fishing and native groups in Canada and the US filed a formal petition requesting an international investigation into Canada’s failure to...
05 December 2011
ISA Testing Completed: No Confirmed Cases
CANADA - The Government of Canada in collaboration with the Province of British Columbia (BC) has completed testing all samples related to the suspected infectious...
23 November 2011
Canada Moves Forward On Protection Of Key Species
CANADA - Several key species, including North Atlantic Swordfish and Atlantic Bluefin tuna, will benefit from stronger management measures, following the 2011 annual...
10 November 2011
BC Raw Mussels May Contain Paralytic Shellfish Toxin
BRITISH COLUMBIA, CANADA - The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) is warning the public not to serve or consume the raw mussels described below because they...
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...
09 November 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...
08 November 2011
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...
25 October 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...
17 October 2011
Lethal Atlantic Virus Found In Pacific Salmon
CANADA - The highly contagious marine influenza virus, Infectious Salmon Anaemia (ISA) has for the first time been officially reported after being found in the Pacific...
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