Tuesday, December 12, 2017
It will likely be several more weeks before a determination can be made on the cause of death for six North Atlantic Right whales found dead in the waters just off western Prince Edward Island. Over the Canada Day weekend,...
AquaBounty, the company behind the development of the first genetically-engineered fish species licensed for sale in North America, is the winner of the Gold Leaf Award for Emerging Company — Agriculture bestowed by BIOTECanada, Canada’s national biotechnology industry association. AquaBounty...
The Department of Fisheries and Oceans has announced a series of new measures designed to help protect endangered species across Canada, including the North Atlantic Right whales in the Gulf of St. Lawrence. The move comes after six North Atlantic...
Several players in the P.E.I. lobster industry took part in the International Conference and Workshop on the Lobster held in early June in Portland Maine. Held every three to five years, the session brought together lobster biologists, oceanographers, lobster fishers...
AquaBounty has received approval from the P.E.I. government to raise genetically modified (GM) salmon at its site in Rollo Bay West. Raising the GM salmon, known as AquaAdvantage, at the Island site wasn’t part of the original proposal, but the...
Members of the House of Commons Standing Committee on Fisheries and Oceans visited coastal communities in New Brunswick, Nova Scotia and Quebec in October to assess social, economic and environmental impacts of marine protected areas in the region. The committee...
ST. JOHN’S, NL — The new Department of Fisheries and Land Resources will bring greater focus to the management of the province’s fishery and land resources to further economic development, improve food security and protect Newfoundland and Labrador’s renewable...
Last month in this space, I wrote abundant lobster catches over the past several years are likely a bubble, and suggested supply sustainability could turn out to be a much greater challenge for the future of Atlantic Canada’s lobster...
Federal and provincial government officials are investigating a fish kill in Hyde Creek in Cornwall on October 10. The discovery was reported to the Cornwall and Area Watershed Group. Staff from the departments of Justice and Public Safety, and Communities,...
FREDERICTON, NB – The provincial government is reminding ice fishers to be good stewards of the environment. “Ice fishing is a popular way to enjoy time with friends and family and appreciate the natural environment and our waterways during the...

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