New Aquaculture Regulations Will help Foster a Responsible & Sustainable Industry - KWES NewsWest 9 / Midland, Odessa, Big Spring, TX: newswest9.com |

New Aquaculture Regulations Will help Foster a Responsible & Sustainable Industry

Information contained on this page is provided by an independent third-party content provider. WorldNow and this Station make no warranties or representations in connection therewith. If you have any questions or comments about this page please contact pressreleases@worldnow.com.

SOURCE Canadian Aquaculture Industry Alliance

OTTAWA, June 26, 2014 /CNW/ - The proposed new federal Aquaculture Activities Regulations, announced today, will strengthen environmental protection and facilitate a growing, responsible, and sustainable seafood farming industry said Ruth Salmon, Executive Director of the Canadian Aquaculture Industry Alliance.

"Canada has a unique opportunity to be a world leader in responsible   seafood farming," said Ruth Salmon. "These proposed regulations are a necessary step toward a healthy, vibrant and sustainable aquaculture future. We look forward to the next steps ahead and finalizing the new regulation as we believe it is important to reduce duplication and strengthen the solid regulatory framework already established in Canada."

According to the UN's Food and Agriculture Organization, aquaculture will account for two-thirds of the global seafood consumption by 2030. Demand for aquaculture raised fish will dramatically increase and, in the process, will become a vital source of jobs, nutritious food and economic opportunities in the future.

Few jurisdictions can match Canada's natural advantages when it comes to aquaculture - an enormous coastal geography, an abundance of cold, clean water, a favourable climate, a rich marine and fishery tradition, established trade routes to the United States, Asia and Europe, and a commitment to sustainable and responsible best practices.

Canada already produces some of the world's finest farmed salmon, trout, oysters, scallops, and mussels and enjoys the rural opportunities provided by the more than 14,000 high value full time, year round jobs provided by the sector.

©2012 PR Newswire. All Rights Reserved.

  • Local HeadlinesMore>>

  • Video Purports to Show Beheading of U.S. Journalist

    Video Purports to Show Beheading of U.S. Journalist

    An Internet video purports to show the beheading of U.S. journalist Steven Sotloff by the Islamic State group. Sotloff, who freelanced for Time and Foreign Policy magazines, had last been seen in Syrian in August 2013 until he appeared in a video released online last month by the Islamic State group that showed the beheading of fellow American journalist James Foley.
    An Internet video purports to show the beheading of U.S. journalist Steven Sotloff by the Islamic State group. Sotloff, who freelanced for Time and Foreign Policy magazines, had last been seen in Syrian in August 2013 until he appeared in a video released online last month by the Islamic State group that showed the beheading of fellow American journalist James Foley.
  • Justice Department: Texas Voter ID Law Discriminatory

    Justice Department: Texas Voter ID Law Discriminatory

    A Justice Department lawyer has told a federal judge that a tough new Texas voter ID law was motivated by racial discrimination and should be struck down.
    A Justice Department lawyer has told a federal judge that a tough new Texas voter ID law was motivated by racial discrimination and should be struck down.
  • Crane Resident Celebrating 102nd Birthday

    Crane Resident Celebrating 102nd Birthday

    A Crane woman is celebrating a big milestone on Tuesday. She's turning 102-years-old. She said the secret to living a long life is a lot easier than you might think.
    A Crane woman is celebrating a big milestone on Tuesday. She's turning 102-years-old. She said the secret to living a long life is a lot easier than you might think.