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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CANADA - Marine Harvest Canada (MHC) has withdrawn from the Aquaculture Stewardship Council (ASC) certification process after the accidental drowning of six California...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...
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...
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