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30 September 2016
ACCH2016: Addressing Knowledge Gaps for Lumpfish Production
CANADA - The use of cleaner fish such as lumpfish (Cyclopterus lumpus) to control sea lice in aquaculture is rapidly emerging as an effective alternative to medicinal...
18 May 2016
Salmon Smolts Find Safety in Numbers
CANADA - Using tags surgically implanted into thousands of juvenile salmon, UBC researchers have discovered that many fish die within the first few days of migration...
17 May 2016
New Research and Innovation Offers Hope for Wild Salmon
CANADA - The Atlantic Salmon Federation (ASF) has welcomed news from Hunter Tootoo, Minister of Fisheries and Oceans (DFO), that wild Atlantic salmon stand to benefit...
31 March 2016
Salmon are Less Aggressive in Darker Coloured Tanks
CANADA - Coho salmon may be four times less aggressive in tanks with darker backgrounds than in tanks with light backgrounds, according to a study Leigh Gaffney...
14 January 2016
Nova Scotia Committee to Develop Method to Trace Escaped Salmon
CANADA - An advisory committee has been appointed in Nova Scotia to develop a successful method of tracing escaped salmon back to its point of origin....
22 September 2015
Plastic Pollution Low on the Priority List for Many Communities
CANADA - The majority of plastics in the ocean are microplastics those less than 5mm in size, making them ideal for ingestion by even the smallest of animals, with...
25 August 2015
Rocky River Trapped Wild Salmon Require Assistance
CANADA - The Atlantic Salmon Federation (ASF) is calling on Fisheries and Oceans Canada (DFO) to take immediate action to assist hundreds of trapped wild Atlantic...
12 August 2015
Salmon Vulnerable Under Proposed Skeena Estuary Development
CANADA - A proposed controversial terminal to load fossil fuels in the Skeena River estuary has more far-reaching risks than previously recognised, new research...
19 June 2015
Winning Fish Supply More Energy to Muscles During Fights
CANADA - Researchers who paired Siamese fighting fish in mock fights found that winning fish could supply more energy to their muscles during fights than losing...
21 May 2015
Court Rules Against Fisheries Department over Transfer of Salmon Smolts
CANADA - A Canadian federal judge has ruled against the Department of Fisheries and Oceans in allowing Marine Harvest to trsansfer sick salmon smolts from their...
30 April 2015
Investigation of Nova Scotia Winter Fish Kill Completed
CANADA - A Department of Fisheries and Aquaculture staff investigation of aquaculture sites affected by a salmon and trout fish kill earlier this year has concluded...
31 March 2015
New Humane Society to Protect Animals in Saskatchewan
CANADA - A new humane society has been established in Saskatchewan to take over enforcement of the province's Animal Protection Act, writes Bruce Cochrane for Farmscape....
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...
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