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British Columbia farmers alert about wrong data issued by anti-salmon farming campaigners

The statements hint that salmon farms are a “primary cause” of declines in wild salmon BC Salmon Farmers Association has alerted about the latest Bob Chamberlin "inaccurate" statements to the media. The trade organization represents over 70 businesses involved in the value chain that grows fish in British Columbia. For this reason, Ruth Salmon, Interim…

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Salmon aquaculture cages in St. Marys Bay in Digby, Nova Scotia.

Nova Scotia invites residents to share their opinion on the province’s aquaculture regulations

After previously meeting with various stakeholders, the government of the Canadian province of Nova Scotia is now inviting all Nova Scotians to share their opinion on the province's aquaculture regulations. Steve Craig, Minister of Fisheries and Aquaculture, stressed that it's not necessary to be an expert to be part of this process. "If you live…

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Morubel shrimp plant in Osten, Belgium. Photo: Cooke.

Cooke strengthens its position in Europe by acquiring Belgian shrimp processor Morubel

Cooke Seafood has announced the acquisition of Belgian shrimp processor Morubel from investment firm Bencis. The Canadian seafood company continues its expansion process and strengthens its position in Europe with the purchase of Western Europe's leading shrimp processor that cultivates, processes, packs, and distributes shrimp and other seafood products. Glenn Cooke, CEO of Cooke, said…

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Atlantic Canada fish farmers thank Atlantic Premiers for support

In a public letter The Atlantic Canada Fish Farmers Association has thanked the Council of Atlantic Premiers for its support. This includes aquaculture-related associations in Newfoundland, Nova Scotia, and Prince Edward Island. The letter points out: "Thank you, Premiers, for pointing out that while the federal government has responsibility in managing Canada’s fisheries, Atlantic Canada’s…

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British Columbia announces next step in transitioning from open-net pen aquaculture

BC Salmon Farmers welcomes the proposal Fisheries and Oceans Canada is taking the next step to transition from open-net pen aquaculture in British Columbia coastal waters. Consequently, to advance innovation and support the ecological sustainability of the aquaculture sector in the zone. To clarify, Joyce Murray, the Minister of Fisheries, Oceans, and the Canadian Coast Guard…

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First Nations and Canadian government advance in water management negotiations

Under the Gwa'sala-'Nakwaxda'xw Nations Transition to Stage 5 Memorandum of Understanding The governments of First Nations Gwa'sala-'Nakwaxda'xw, Canada, and British Columbia have signed a new agreement that will further advance reconciliation and treaty negotiations over the management of land, water, and natural resources. Thus, Gwa'sala-'Nakwaxda'xw Nation Leaders, Hereditary Chiefs; the Honourable Marc Miller, federal…

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Cooke acquires a Canadian provider of trucking and transportation services

Through its subsidiary Shoreland Transport Inc Cooke Seafood has announced the acquisition of Connors Transfer Limited, a provider of trucking and transportation services, through its subsidiary Shoreland Transport Inc. Both companies are private, family-owned businesses. Shoreland Transport Inc. and Connors Transfer Limited tractor trailers - Cooke Inc. Therefore, Cooke confirmed they will operate all terminals and…

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