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24 November 2015
Government Orders Full Environmental Assessment for Marystown Salmon Hatchery
CANADA - The Newfoundland and Labrador Department of Environment and Conservation is now requesting a full environmental assessment for the proposed Grieg Marystown...
Scientist Muzzled on the Sockeye Salmon Collapse
CANADA - In this week's Tradex Foods 3-Minute Market Insight, Rob Reierson spoke exclusively with the Department of Fisheries & Ocean Scientist Kristi Miller who's...
09 November 2015
Canadian Herring is First Gillnet Fishery to Achieve MSC Certification
CANADA - The Gulf Nova Scotia Herring Federation and its member associations have become the first ever gillnet herring fishery to achieve the Marine Stewardship...
03 November 2015
Canadian Yellowtail Flounder Re-certified to MSC
CANADA - The Ocean Choice International (OCI) Grand Bank Yellowtail Flounder Fishery has been re-certified to the Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) Fishery Standard...
30 October 2015
Four Year Projects Aims to Revive Coho Salmon Fishery
CANADA - A new four year project aims to revive British Columbia’s commercial Coho salmon fishery. ...
New Study Looks at Northern Cod Comeback
CANADA - Once an icon of overfishing, mismanagement, and stock decline, the northern Atlantic cod is showing signs of recovery according to new research published...
29 October 2015
Only Four per cent of World's Ocean is Protected
CANADA - Despite global efforts to increase the area of the ocean that is protected, only four per cent of it lies within marine protected areas (MPAs), according...
08 October 2015
Marine Harvest Canada Completes BAP Group Farm Pilot
CANADA - Marine Harvest Canada has successfully completed a pilot of the Best Aquaculture Practices’ (BAP) new group farm program, resulting in 11 of its salmon...
15 September 2015
Canada Invests C$358,000 in Cleaner Fish Research
CANADA - Researchers will use a C$358,000 investment from the Government to support the growth of the provincial salmon aquaculture industry. ...
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...
07 August 2015
Co-op Featuring Sustainable West Creek Coho Salmon
CANADA - West Creek Aquaculture and Federated Co-operatives Limited (FCL) are partnering to bring more sustainably raised seafood to Western Canadian shoppers....
06 August 2015
How Will Canada Support Sustainable Aquaculture Sector?
ANALYSIS - The Canadian government is to back the expansion of an environmentally, economically and socially sustainable aquaculture industry through the introduction...
31 July 2015
Wide-Ranging Fish Species Fare Best Under Climate Change
CANADA - Marine species that already have large ranges are extending their territories fastest in response to climate change, according to new research from University...
Ecologists Predict Climate Change Impact on Vulnerable Species
CANADA - Scientists at the University of Toronto (U of T) are sharing a way to predict which plants or animals may be vulnerable to the arrival of a new species,...
30 July 2015
Thousands of Skeletons Examined to Help Fish Sustainability
AUSTRALIA - More than 300,000 ear bones (otoliths) taken from fish skeletons donated over the years to the Department of Fisheries have been examined to help determine...
21 July 2015
New Study Gives Clearer View of Oil Spill Harm to Fish
CANADA - A mixture of bitumen and gasoline-like solvents known as dilbit that flows through Prairie pipelines can seriously harm fish populations, according to research...
15 June 2015
Cermaq Canada Certifies Multiple Farms to ASC Standard
CANADA - Cermaq Canada has become the first company in Canada to have multiple sites certified to the ASC standard....
04 June 2015
More Canadian Inshore Lobster Fisheries Achieve MSC Certification
CANADA - The Bay of Fundy, Scotian Shelf and Southern Gulf of St. Lawrence lobster trap fishery (Nova Scotia and New Brunswick) have achieved certification to the...
03 June 2015
Salmon Federation Concerned Over Greenland Salmon Catch
CANADA - The Atlantic Salmon Federation (ASF) has announced its concern about the increasing harvest by Greenland of Canadian Atlantic salmon in its mixed-population...
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...
19 May 2015
C$8.15 Million for Northern Harvest Sea Farms to Expand Operations
CANADA - Northern Harvest Sea Farms is to receive C$8.15 million through the Newfoundland Provincial Government's Aquaculture Capital Equity Investment Programme....
15 April 2015
Canada’s Food Production Growing but Wasting More
ANALYSIS - Canada wastes 6 billion kilogrammes of food each year – nearly a third of its total production....
25 March 2015
Salmon Foundation Calls for Increased Salmon Conservation Funding
CANADA - If the Ministerial Committee on wild Atlantic salmon recommends increased funding for conservation and applied research projects, it should look to the...
17 March 2015
True North Salmon Achieves BAP Four-Star Certification
CANADA - True North salmon from Atlantic Canada and Maine has achieved four-star Best Aquaculture Practices (BAP) status....
10 March 2015
Marine Harvest Canada Achieves Four-star BAP Certification
CANADA - Marine Harvest Canada (MHC) is the first salmon company in British Columbia, and only the second in the world, to achieve four-star Best Aquaculture Practices...
09 March 2015
Gaspésie Lobster Fishery Certified Sustainable
CANADA - The Quebec lobster fishery on the Gaspé Peninsula, along the shores of the Gulf of St. Lawrence, has achieved Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) certification...
04 March 2015
New Technique Improves Forecasts for Canada's Sockeye Salmon
CANADA - A powerful method for analyzing and predicting nature's dynamic and interconnected systems is now providing new forecasting and management tools for Canada's...
20 February 2015
Fisheries Spawning, Tagging Projects get C$92,850 Boost
CANADA - Fisheries science research on three different species will be advanced with support of C$92,850 from the Canadian Government....
16 February 2015
Will a High Seas Fishing Ban Boost Global Catches?
CANADA - New research from the University of British Columbia (UBC) suggests that closing the high seas to commercial fishing could be catch-neutral and distribute...
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