12 Results for fisheries

A Commonwealth proposal to create a Blue Charter of principles for sustainable ocean development has been greeted with the enthusiastic support of governments, the Queen, the Prime Minister of Fiji, and partners at this week’s UN Ocean Conference. The Blue Charter includes a proposal to reduce our dependency on single-use…

April 19, 2018 @ 8:50am

With the introduction of its Fisheries and Coastal Resources Act today, the Government of Nova Scotia is revising aquaculture regulations to improve outcomes for the industry. The province has stated that properly regulating the aquaculture industry is a priority in order to achieve both economic and sustainability objectives. “Aquaculture is…

March 09, 2018 @ 10:02am

The Kenya Marine and Fisheries Research Institute is a state-owned corporation which conducts research to inform fisheries management and conservation decisions across the country. The KMFRI was in need of a way to quickly compare water quality parameters, both in the field and the lab. In December 2017, Ontario-based MANTECH introduced a new…

January 11, 2018 @ 3:48pm

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) announced on Friday that it has confirmed the presence of whirling disease (infection with Myxobolus cerebralis) in the Bow River watershed of Alberta, including Banff National Park, and the Bow River watershed has been declared an infected area for this disease. As a consequence, the…

February 13, 2017 @ 11:09am

Two recent studies from the Univsersity of Alberta and Stanford have emphasized the deleterious effects of petroleum spills on the health of fish species, freshwater and saltwater, respectively. A study led by Daniel Alessi, Greg Goss, and Jon Martin from the Univesity of Alberta focused on the impact of fluids…

February 01, 2017 @ 11:11am

“C’est un honneur,” Dr. Daniel Pauly, University Killam Professor with the Institute for the Oceans and Fisheries and the Sea Around Us Principal Investigator, said after being named “Scientist of the Year” by Radio Canada’s Les Années-lumière. Pauly is being recognized for his lifelong research efforts on the human impacts…

January 20, 2017 @ 7:22am

The Canadian Space Agency awarded a $3.8M contract to Communications & Power Industries Canada (CPI) to build components for the Surface Water and Ocean Topography (SWOT) mission. SWOT will survey 90 per cent of the Earth's surface water, observe the fine details of the ocean's surface topography, and measure how lakes, rivers, reservoirs,…

January 16, 2017 @ 9:41am

The government of Prince Edward Island has announced the local creation of an environmentally friendly fish fungus killer that can help protect farmed fish from the saprolegnia fungus and affords the possibility of protecting approximately $380 million dollars in the global aquaculture industry. Dr. Subrata Chowdhury has developed an environmentally…

January 12, 2017 @ 8:27am

An investigation conducted by the Toronto Star has concluded that the walleye in Clay Lake that feeds residents of Grassy Narrows First Nation near Kenora, Ontario, has the highest level of mercury contamination in the province. Since the 1970s, Canada has worked to reduce domestic sources of anthropogenic contamination by…

November 24, 2016 @ 9:45am

The Honourable Dominic LeBlanc, Minister of Fisheries, Oceans and the Canadian Coast Guard, announced a new round of funding for Canadian researchers to study the biological effects of contaminants on fish, marine mammals, and other aquatic organisms. Funded through Fisheries and Oceans Canada’s National Contaminants Advisory Group, $3.75 million will…

July 27, 2016 @ 1:10pm

A new interactive map launched this week brings together for the first time the fullest picture of how people and wildlife use Canada's oceans. The Oceans Map, created by WWF-Canada, pulls together relevant marine data—species, shipping, fisheries, habitat, sea ice and other factors—into a customizable tool that lets users view of what's going…

July 19, 2016 @ 9:46am

A new report calling on the government to make changes to the Fisheries Act is gaining support among a large number of Canadian scientists, First Nations groups, fisheries and environmental organizations. Over fifty individuals and groups have signed a letter to Fisheries and Oceans Minister Hunter Tootoo in support of its recommendations to…

March 31, 2016 @ 9:24am