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Monday, December 08, 2014
Northern Harvest Salmon Obtains Four-Star BAP Status
CANADA - Canada’s Northern Harvest Sea Farms Group is the world’s first salmon company to achieve four-star Best Aquaculture Practices (BAP) status, denoting...
Monday, November 24, 2014
Rebuilding Plan Developed for Newfoundland Atlantic Cod Stocks
CANADA - The Government of Canada and its partners from the fishing industry have developed a rebuilding plan for the southern Newfoundland Atlantic cod stock in...
Wednesday, November 19, 2014
Prince Edward Island Lobster Trap Fishery Certified Sustainable
CANADA - The Prince Edward Island (PEI) lobster trap fishery has been certified sustainable and well-managed by the Marine Stewardship Council (MSC)....
Monday, November 03, 2014
Monterey Bay Aquarium Designation A Great Achievement for Land-Based Salmon
CANADA - The Atlantic Salmon Federation (ASF) is pleased to learn that three land based, closed-containment salmon farming operations have received a top sustainability...
Monday, October 13, 2014
Canada's First Herring Fishery Certified MSC Sustainable
CANADA - The Newfoundland and Labrador NAFO Division 4R Atlantic herring purse seine fishery has achieved MSC certification, becoming the first herring fishery in...
Wednesday, October 08, 2014
Biodroga Omega 3 Fish Oil Supplements Certified Friend of the Sea Sustainable
CANADA - Omega 3 fish oil supplements distributed by Canadian company Biodroga Inc. are now carrying Friend of the Sea seal of approval, following a successful audit....
Tuesday, October 07, 2014
Government Provides C$34.2 Million to Renew Salmonid Enhancement Programme Infrastructure
CANADA - The Government of Canada is providing C$34.2 million over five years to upgrade and renew salmon hatcheries and spawning channels operated by the federal...
Thursday, September 04, 2014
Southern Gulf of St. Lawrence Herring Gillnet Fishery Enters MSC Assessment
CANADA - The Gulf Nova Scotia Herring Federation, comprised of incorporated inshore fish harvester organisations based in Gulf Nova Scotia, southwestern Cape Breton...
Friday, July 18, 2014
Marine Harvest Stops ASC Assessment After Dead Sealions Found Under Farm
CANADA - Marine Harvest Canada (MHC) has withdrawn from the Aquaculture Stewardship Council (ASC) certification process after the accidental drowning of six California...
Wednesday, July 09, 2014
First Freshwater Fishery in Western Hemisphere Certified as Sustainable
CANADA - The Waterhen Lake walleye and northern pike gillnet commercial fishery in Manitoba, Canada, has achieved Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) certification...
Friday, July 04, 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....
Thursday, July 03, 2014
British Columbia's Salmon Farmers Welcome New Regulations
CANADA - Minister Gail Shea of the Department of Fisheries and Oceans has announced new national Aquaculture Activities Regulations, which she says will modernise...
Friday, June 27, 2014
Canadian Government Makes Changes to Increase Sustainable Aquaculture
CANADA - The Canadian Government is to take extra steps to increase sustainable aquaculture production in Canada, while protecting the environment....
Tuesday, June 24, 2014
Man Sentenced for Illegally Fishing for Atlantic Salmon
CANADA - A Newfoundland and Labrador man has been convicted for violating the Newfoundland and Labrador Fishing Regulations....
Wednesday, June 18, 2014
McDonald’s Canada Now Offering Sustainably Certified Filet-O-Fish Sandwich
CANADA - One hundred per cent of the fish McDonald’s Canada serves in its Filet-O-Fish sandwich is now certified as sustainable by the Marine Stewardship Council...
Friday, June 06, 2014
New Report Supports Shutdown of All High Seas Fisheries
CANADA - Fish and aquatic life living in the high seas are more valuable as a carbon sink than as food and should be better protected, according to research from...
Friday, May 30, 2014
Working Together to Fight the Invasive Green Crab
CANADA - Since green crab was first detected in Placentia Bay, Fish, Food and Allied Workers (FFAW) Unifor and Fisheries and Oceans Canada (DFO) have been working...
Tuesday, May 13, 2014
Canadian Aquatic Invasive Species Project Continues with C$30,000 Investment
CANADA - Research aimed at protecting coastal environments and aquaculture sites from the impact of aquatic invasive species will continue this year with an investment...
Friday, April 18, 2014
Ag Minister Promotes Canadian Lobster in South Korea
CANADA - A cooking demonstration has been held in Seoul for 100 guests, showcasing Canadian foods including beef, pork, lobster, canola oil and wheat....
Thursday, April 17, 2014
Final Results of Atlantic Lobster Sustainability Measures Programme Released
CANADA - The Government of Canada has provided more than C$11 million to PEI lobster organisations under the Atlantic Lobster Sustainability Measures (ALSM) programme...
Monday, April 14, 2014
Gaspésie Lobster Fishery Enters into MSC Assessment
CANADA - The Gaspésie lobster fishery, which is concentrated on the Gaspé Peninsula in Quebec along the shores of the Gulf of St. Lawrence in Atlantic Canada,...
Friday, April 11, 2014
Portrait of Newfoundland Shrimp Fishing
CANADA - The Canadian Council of Professional Fish Harvesters is releasing the last video of its fish harvesters across Canada series. ...
Wednesday, April 09, 2014
Newfoundland Mussel Processing Plant Earns BAP Certification
CANADA - Green Seafoods Ltd.’s mussel processing plant in Newfoundland, Canada, has earned the Global Aquaculture Alliance Best Aquaculture Practices (BAP) certification....
Monday, March 31, 2014
Two Combined Gulf of St. Lawrence Shrimp Fisheries Achieve MSC Re-certification
CANADA - Two Canadian MSC certified fisheries, the Gulf of St. Lawrence (GOSL) northern shrimp and the Gulf of St. Lawrence northern shrimp trawl Esquiman Channel...
Wednesday, March 12, 2014
Loblaw Introduces First ASC Certified Salmon to North America
CANADA - Loblaw, Canada’s largest seller of seafood, will be the first food retailer in North America to offer shoppers Aquaculture Stewardship Council (ASC) certified...
Friday, March 07, 2014
Learn How to Maximize Aquaculture Operations with Minimal Heat Cost
CANADA - The Canadian Geothermal Energy Association (CanGEA) is offering a one day workshop tailored to the needs of aquaculture operators....
Thursday, March 06, 2014
New Brunswick and Nova Scotia Inshore Lobster Fishery Enters MSC Assessment
CANADA - The Bay of Fundy, Scotian Shelf and Southern Gulf of St. Lawrence lobster trap fishery has entered into independent, third-party assessment against the...
Friday, February 21, 2014
Success for Canadian Lobster Sustainability Programme
CANADA - The lobster sustainability programme, first announced in November 2011, will conclude on March 31, 2014. The programme has been a success and has sustained...
Good Herring Fisheries Management Needs to Look at the Past
CANADA - Archaeological data indicate modern herring management needs to take a longer look into the past to manage fisheries for the future says a new study involving...
Tuesday, February 18, 2014
Government Takes Further Steps to Ensure a Sustainable and Prosperous Aquaculture Sector
CANADA - Gail Shea, Minister of Fisheries and Oceans, along with Dr James Lunney, MP for Nanaimo Alberni, have provided further details on the Government of Canada’s...
 
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