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  • Latest Escape Demonstrates Salmon Farming is Unsustainable, Says the Atlantic Salmon Federation

    The Atlantic Salmon Federation (ASF) has deep concerns over the recent escape of between 20,000-50,000 mature farmed salmon from a Cooke Aquaculture farm site last week in Newfoundland, Canada, according to a CBC report published on September 25th, 2013. ...

  • Scientists Confirm Precipitous Decline in Wild Atlantic Salmon Stocks

    The International Council for the Exploration of the Sea (ICES) has released its annual report on the status of wild Atlantic salmon populations globally (1). The findings will be presented at the 30th annual meeting of the North Atlantic Salmon Conservation Organization (NASCO) taking place next week, in Drogheda, Ireland. Of great concern to the Atlantic Salmon Federation (ASF) is a recent ...


    By PRWeb

  • The Atlantic Salmon Federation and Other Conservation Organizations Question Closed Containment Salmon Farming Report

    Wild salmon advocates from Canada’s east and west coasts, including the Atlantic Salmon Federation, welcome the tabling of the long-awaited Fisheries and Oceans Standing Committee Report on Closed Containment technology. The report has the potential to help foster change in Canada’s salmon aquaculture industry and offer much-needed protection for Canada’s wild salmon, coastal fisheries and the ...


    By PRWeb

  • Environmentally Sustainable Salmon Dinner a Success

    The Atlantic Salmon Federation (ASF) hosted a dinner event in support of its environmentally-sustainable salmon aquaculture program on Wednesday, May 15th at the Yale Club, New York, NY. Sixty guests had the opportunity to sample land-based, closed containment salmon, which was prepared by renowned chef and culinary consultant Tom Valenti. The salmon was grown in a land-based closed containment ...

  • B.C. Salmon Farmers grow sustainability efforts to meet demand

    B.C. salmon farmers are celebrating Aquaculture Awareness Week, September 21 – 27, by reaffirming their commitment to sustainability. By 2020, B.C. aims to be the first region in the world to be certified by ‘Gold Standard’ environmental programs, which includes having all farm-raised Atlantic salmon certified to the standards set out by the Aquaculture Stewardship Council ...


    By Salmon Farmers Association

  • What`s for dinner? Genetically engineered salmon OK`d by FDA

    What's for dinner? Before long, it may well be genetically modified salmon, the first such altered animal cleared for human consumption in the United States. Critics call it "frankenfish," but the Food and Drug Administration granted its approval on Thursday, saying the faster-growing salmon is safe to eat. It could be available in a couple of years. "There are no biologically relevant ...


    By Associated Press

  • The Largest Tasmanian Farmed Salmon in Australia Achieves Sustainability Recognition

    Australia’s largest farmed Atlantic salmon producer, Tassal Operations Pty Ltd. (Tassal), has earned certification to the Aquaculture Stewardship Council (ASC) standard, the most rigorous environmental and social sustainability certification program for farmed ...


    By SCS Global Services

  • FDA holds public hearing on the labeling of food made from AquAdvantage Salmon

    On September 21, 2010, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) held a public hearing on the issue of labeling food made from the genetically engineered (GE) fish AquAdvantage Salmon, an Atlantic salmon produced by AquaBounty Technologies, Inc. The purpose of this hearing was to present the relevant legal principles for food naming and labeling, and describe information made available prior to ...


    By Acta Group

  • B.C. Celebrates North America’s First ASC Certified Salmon Farm

     British Columbia is now home to North America’s first salmon farm certified by the Aquaculture Stewardship Council.  Marine Harvest Canada has announced that its Marsh Bay farm has joined fewer than 30 salmon farms worldwide in achieving the certification first developed by the World Wildlife Fund.   The company expects its first ASC certified salmon to be available to ...


    By Salmon Farmers Association

  • Pincoy Project: Chilean Salmon Industry presents a collaborative measure to reduce its antibiotic use

    Global and local companies operating in Chile, led by Skretting, AquaGen/Blue Genomics, Pharmaq, Centrovet, Cermaq, Blumar and Ventisqueros have started a joint effort specifically aimed at helping Chile’s salmon industry to reduce its antibiotic use. In Chile, the salmon industry’s heavy use of antibiotics has long been the subject of fierce criticism, which culminated this year with ...


    By Skretting - Nutreco Group

  • Xelect awarded Smart: Scotland Funding

    February 2014 Scottish Enterprise have awarded Xelect Ltd a SMART: SCOTLAND grant to develop genetic tests for selecting broodstock Atlantic salmon with superior production traits for farming . The production traits being targeted are growth rate, yield, flesh quality and nutritional value. The proposed feasibility study will allow Xelect Ltd to build on its market leading position in the ...


    By Xelect Ltd.

  • Can managed introductions boost threatened populations?

    Supplementing declining salmon populations with fish from other, genetically distinct populations may not be the best method of conservation, according to a recent study. The researchers found that for certain salmon populations in France such introductions resulted in offspring with lower body weight and length, possibly worsening their decline. Some previous studies have found that ...

  • Americas region fishery update

    Since our last newsletter in September, one fishery was certified, one was re-certified and three entered full assessment in the Americas region. The U.S. Atlantic sea scallop fishery, the highest landed value fishery in the United States, achieved MSC certification in ...

  • AgriMarine Licenses Solid-Wall Containment Technology to a Subsidiary In Norway

    AgriMarine Holdings Inc. (TSX VENTURE: FSH)(OTCQX: AGMHF)(FRANKFURT: A2G) (the "Company" or "AgriMarine"), the leader in floating solid-wall closed containment technology and production for sustainable aquaculture, is pleased to announce that it has signed definitive agreements establishing AgriMarine Norway AS ("AgriNor") as the exclusive sales agent of its solidwall containment technology in ...


    By Marketwire

  • Scientists say feeding fish soy, not fish, more sustainable

    Research supported by the soybean industry is looking to convert some farm-raised fish into vegetarians. A South Dakota State University fisheries scientist is developing a soy protein feed that's tasty and easily digestible to eventually reduce the industry's need for using wild-caught fish as food for farm-raised fish. Much of the tilapia, Atlantic salmon and catfish that Americans toss into ...


    By Associated Press

  • Overfishing Threatens Critical Link in the Food Chain

    The fish near the bottom of the aquatic food chain are often overlooked, but they are vital to healthy oceans and estuaries. Collectively known as forage fish, these species—including sardines, anchovies, herrings, and shrimp-like crustaceans called krill—feed on plankton and become food themselves for larger fish, seabirds, and marine mammals. Historically, people have eaten ...


    By Earth Policy Institute

  • World fisheries near collapse

    According to a United Nations Environment Program (UNEP) commercial fish stocks around the world could collapse within decades. The report, In Dead Water, states that 2.6 billion people rely on these stocks for protein, which could be destroyed through a combination of climate change, overfishing and pollution. At least three quarters of ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • Loblaw named one of Canada`s greenest employers for third consecutive year

    Once again, Loblaw Companies Limited (Loblaw) has been named one of Canada's Greenest Employers, by Mediacorp Canada. The award commends Loblaw for creating a corporate culture committed to the development of industry-leading environmentally conscious and sustainability focused initiatives. Respect the Environment is one of five principles that drive Loblaw's corporate social responsibility (CSR) ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • FAO puts sustainability on the menu in the world’s fastest-growing food sector: fish

    High-level delegations of fisheries ministries from more than 50 countries are gathering in Agadir for a summit with industry players to discuss emerging governance needs in a sector that provides the world with 17 percent of its animal protein and developing countries with more export revenue than meat, tobacco, rice and sugar combined. The globalization of the fish trade, ...

  • Vaccination of farmed fish good for animals and thus for humans

    More than half of the fish consumed worldwide is cultivated in ponds or tanks. And the percentage of cultivated fish in relation to wild fish is increasing. The scale on which fish are currently farmed makes it necessary to protect them, by means of vaccination, against disease and premature death. An understanding of the immune system in fish will hopefully lead to effective vaccination methods ...

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