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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...
Monday, February 17, 2014
Canadian Aquaculture Best Practices Supported by C$7 Million Investment
CANADA - Enhancing biosecurity, pursuing best practices, and continually improving the overall approach to provincial aquaculture were the key themes discussed by...
Thursday, February 06, 2014
Researchers Identify Nine Steps to Save Waterways
CANADA - The key to clean waterways and sustainable fisheries is to follow nine guiding principles of water management, says a team of Canadian biologists....
Government Works with BC Salmon Farmers to Implement Leading International Standards
CANADA - John Duncan, Minister of State and Chief Government Whip and Member of Parliament for Vancouver Island North, on behalf of Michelle Rempel, Minister of...
Tuesday, February 04, 2014
ASF to Host International Conference on Closed-Containment Salmon Aquaculture
CANADA - The Atlantic Salmon Federation (ASF) and the Conservation Fund’s Freshwater Institute (TCFFI) will jointly host an Atlantic Salmon Closed-Containment...
Friday, January 24, 2014
Study Shows Sharks/Rays Globally Overfished
CANADA - One quarter of the world’s cartilaginous fish, namely sharks and rays, face extinction within the next few decades, according to the first study to systematically...
Wednesday, January 22, 2014
Salmon Federation Explores High Mortality in Early Part of Migration
CANADA - Top researchers with the Atlantic Salmon Federation (ASF) are trying to figure out why wild Atlantic salmon numbers are dropping dramatically once they...
Tuesday, January 21, 2014
Weekly Overview: Canadian Lobsters to Receive National Brand Identity
ANALYSIS - In this week's news, the Lobster Council of Canada is partnering with Revolve Branding to build a national lobster brand identity in 2014, writes Lucy...
Monday, January 20, 2014
Netukulimk Fisheries Receives $15,342 to Pursue Vessel Efficiency
CANADA - Netukulimk Fisheries Limited, a Connaigre Peninsula based company that manages fishing activities by the Miawpukek Band, is receiving C$15,342 through the...
Monday, January 13, 2014
Marine Institute and Barry Group Continue Shrimp Shell Research with Government Grant
CANADA - The Marine Institute will receive C$100,000 from the Fisheries Technology and New Opportunities Programme to continue research into extracting chitin from...
Thursday, January 09, 2014
Study Shows Marine Harvest Canada's Antibiotic Use Low and Declining
CANADA - A new study published last month in the Canadian Veterinary Journal shows that Marine Harvest Canada's (MHC) ongoing process improvements is making huge...
Tuesday, January 07, 2014
Newfoundland Mussel Processing Plant Attains BAP Certification
CANADA - Norlantic Processors Ltd.’s mussel processing plant in Newfoundland, Canada, is the first mussel processing plant to attain Best Aquaculture Practices...
Friday, December 13, 2013
Sustainable Shrimp Technology Workshop Receives Funding
CANADA - The Centre for Sustainable Aquatic Resources, a division within the Marine Institute, will organise a two-day workshop with C$19,941 of funding from the...
Thursday, December 12, 2013
Mainstream Reports Successful Trials of Copper Salmon Nets
CANADA - Aquaculture company Mainstream is currently trialing copper alloy nets at its Clayoquot Sound salmon farm. ...
Tuesday, December 03, 2013
Barry Group to Pursue Energy Audit for Shrimp Plant
CANADA - Barry Group Incorporated will receive C$10,800 through the Provincial Government’s Fisheries Technology and New Opportunities Program to ensure new equipment...
Friday, November 22, 2013
Canadian Governments Announce Six Million Dollar Investment
CANADA - Gerry Ritz, Canada’s Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food, and François Gendron, Quebec’s Deputy Premier and Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and...
Tuesday, November 19, 2013
House Passes Resolution to Support $400 Million Fund to Improve Fisheries
CANADA - A resolution to support the recently announced C$400 million federal-provincial fishery enhancement fund has been passed in the House of Assembly....
Monday, November 18, 2013
Potential New Revenue Stream for Shrimp Fishery Investigated
CANADA - Multi-species seafood company, Quinlan Brothers Limited, will explore the viability of extracting Omega 3-enriched oil from shrimp waste with C$100,000...
Thursday, November 14, 2013
Cermaq Seeks Stakeholder Input on Sustainability Reporting
CANADA - Mainstream parent company Cermaq is inviting stakeholder input about sustainability reporting, and everyone is invited to participate....
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