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Senate Fisheries Committee Calls for Creation of Federal Aquaculture Act

Today, the Standing Senate Committee on Fisheries and Oceans tabled its three-volume report on aquaculture. In its report, the committee outlines 10 recommendations covering five main themes: legislative and regulatory framework; healthy aquacultured fish; healthy and productive ecosystems; research and development; and social license and public reporting. Among its recommendations, the Committee calls for the creation of a federal aquaculture Act. “The central message of our Senate ...

Funding Announced for N.B. Aquaculture Research

New Brunswickers working in the Atlantic salmon farming industry will benefit from new research at the Université de Moncton that aims to reduce stress among fish, resulting in healthier salmon and lower costs to producers. This research is part of a national announcement of $30 million in research infrastructure in support of projects across the country, which is allowing scientists to expand their knowledge in aquaculture and other areas as diverse as architectural history and chronic ...

NAIA Congratulates Gray Aqua On Largest Harvest

The Newfoundland and Labrador Aquaculture Industry Association (NAIA) would like to extend sincere congratulations to Gray Aqua Group for their anticipated largest harvest since operating in the province. Today, July 15, Gray Aqua will commence its largest harvest to date since operating in Newfoundland and Labrador. This year’s harvest will commence with more than 2 million kilograms of Atlantic salmon from their Indian Tea Point farm site in Facheau Bay to be processed at their plant in ...

NL Aquaculture Industry Association Partners with Conne River Miawpukek First Nation

The Newfoundland and Labrador Aquaculture Industry Association (NAIA) is partnering with the Conne River Miawpukek First Nation to ensure our oceans are free of marine debris. Marine debris, also known as marine litter, is human-created waste that has deliberately or accidentally been released in a lake, sea, ocean or waterway. It is estimated that 6.4 million tonnes of garbage go into the world’s oceans every year.  Up to 80 per cent of marine debris comes from the land. Blowing and ...

Doelle-Lahey Recommendations Promote Transparency in Aquaculture

Salmon aquaculture in Atlantic Canada began as a relatively small, family-owned operation off the coast of south western New Brunswick, an economically depraved area of the Maritimes, over 30 years ago. It’s one claim to fame was the Point LePreau nuclear facility, which has witnessed its own malaise through the years. Pen-reared, ocean operations produced jobs so both the federal and provincial governments of the day began to pour money into these ventures. The regulations were few ...

N.S. Government Completes Investigation of Winter Fish Kill

A Department of Fisheries and Aquaculture staff investigation of aquaculture sites affected by a salmon and trout fish kill earlier this year has concluded environmental conditions, not disease, were likely responsible. "This was a harsh winter in Nova Scotia and our fish health veterinarians have concluded this was the likely cause of the fish kill experienced at sites around the province," said Fisheries and Aquaculture Minister Keith Colwell. "No significant disease agents were detected ...

Aquaculture and Lobster; Two Reports, Different Responses

You’d think the discussion of a topic which could have a direct impact on your income down the road would garner a fair bit of response. What I’m referring to is the release a few months ago of the generic marketing plan for Canadian lobster, which would be funded by a levy at the first point of sale. The plan has been endorsed by lobstermen in P.E.I., parts of New Brunswick and the northern and eastern sections of Nova Scotia. The tri-county area of Digby-Yarmouth-Shelburne in ...

Adapting to Climate Change in Fisheries and Aquaculture

The United Nations recognizes climate change as one of the greatest challenges to global food security this century. Both terrestrial and aquatic environments are changing as a result of increased greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions such as carbon dioxide, methane and nitrous oxides which result from the burning of fossil fuels and food production. The agriculture and fishing industries are contributors to GHG emissions around the world, however, the good news is that the impact is much less than ...