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2014-06-26 16:26:13

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,...

2014-06-16 23:06:59

Part of the “Savor Bristol Bay Dinner Series,” the event will feature fresh Bristol Bay sockeye salmon and Paul Greenberg’s latest book, “American Catch: The Fight for Our Local Seafood” Seattle, WA (PRWEB) June 16, 2014 WHAT:     The Bristol Bay Regional Seafood Development Association (BBRSDA) and Chefs Collaborative are bringing Bristol Bay’s salmon and story to New York City for a rare Alaska salmon event. Guests will have a chance to enjoy multiple...

2014-06-11 12:22:43

ALBANY, Ind., June 11, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Today Bell Farms announced the initial release of its farm-raised trout into the market with availability through local and national distributors, retail grocery and restaurants. Bell Farms, situated on family owned farmland in rural Indiana, originally used to harvest corn, is now home to the largest land-based indoor containment aquaculture farm in the USA. Until recently the 1000 metric ton facility has exclusively raised Yellow Perch...

2014-06-11 10:20:02

SFU Newly published research co-authored by scientists at Simon Fraser University and the Raincoast Conservation Foundation shows juvenile coho salmon benefit from dining on the distant remains of their spawning pink and chum cousins. While juvenile coho salmon feed directly on spawning pink and chum salmon carcasses and eggs, even coho with no direct contact with spawning pink and chum benefit from their nutrient contributions to stream ecosystems. The new research shows that...

2014-06-06 23:02:53

“Savor Bristol Bay” dinner series to feature fresh Bristol Bay sockeye salmon and Paul Greenberg’s latest book, “American Catch: The Fight for Our Local Seafood.” Seattle, WA (PRWEB) June 06, 2014 The Bristol Bay Regional Seafood Development Association (BBRSDA) is pleased to announce its “Savor Bristol Bay” salmon dinner series, which will travel around the country this summer as author Paul Greenberg launches his newest book, “American Catch: The Fight for Our Local...

2014-06-04 15:19:56

Oregon State University Exposure to iron pipes and steel rebar, such as the materials found in most hatcheries, affects the navigation ability of young steelhead trout by altering the important magnetic "map sense" they need for migration, according to new research from Oregon State University. The exposure to iron and steel distorts the magnetic field around the fish, affecting their ability to navigate, said Nathan Putman, who led the study while working as a postdoctoral researcher...

2014-06-02 23:03:57

Gill net fisheries from Greenland, Labrador and St. Pierre et Miquelon are growing threats to the survival of wild Atlantic salmon. St. Andrews, New Brunswick (PRWEB) June 02, 2014 The Atlantic Salmon Federation (ASF) is very concerned that hard-earned conservation gains that have been achieved during the past decade, and have contributed to an increase in the numbers of large egg-bearing Atlantic salmon in North American rivers, are now in jeopardy. “Gill net fisheries for salmon at...

2014-05-26 23:00:32

Following a recent international workshop on closed containment, Bill Taylor, President of the Atlantic Salmon Federation, comments on the benefits of using land based, closed-containment technology to grow Atlantic salmon. St. Andrews, N.B. (PRWEB) May 26, 2014 Why is a conservation organization involved in farming Atlantic salmon? It’s all part of the Atlantic Salmon Federation’s (ASF) mission to conserve wild Atlantic salmon and the health of their environment by separating them...

2014-05-23 23:03:31

The aquafeed market is dominated by the U.S., which captured a maximum market share of around 63% in 2013, in terms of value. http://www.micromarketmonitor.com/market-report/aquafeed-reports-7271601962.html (PRWEB) May 23, 2014 The aquafeed industry in North America is expected to grow in all countries of this region, and has especially been witnessing major growth in the U.S. Producers are investing in research and development to develop effective and nutritious feed at cheaper costs....

2014-05-22 23:01:14

Jim Lawley was presented the Happy Fraser Award at the Board of Directors meetings held at the Algonquin Resort in St. Andrews, New Brunswick. St. Andrews, New Brunswick (PRWEB) May 22, 2014 The Atlantic Salmon Federation (ASF) presented James Lawley with the organization’s highest honor at the Board of Directors meetings in St. Andrews, N.B. today. The award has been presented annually since 1975 in memory of T.B. “Happy” Fraser to an individual who has made outstanding, long-term...


Latest Salmon Reference Libraries

Lake Clark National Park and Preserve
2013-04-18 01:16:09

Lake Clark National Park and Preserve is located in the southwestern portion of Alaska in the United States of America. The park holds 4,030,015 acres of land and water that was once inhabited by Native Americans, with the northern Athabaskans till residing there today. The first explore of European ancestry to visit the area was James Cook, a British Captain who visited the Cook Inlet in 1778. Americans began visiting the area in the 1890’s for trading purposes, by which time the once...

Seema, Oncorhynchus masou
2009-06-19 12:48:12

Seema, also known as Sima and Sema Japanese salmon, Cherry salmon, or Masu salmon (Oncorhynchus masou) is a salmon of the western Pacific Ocean which includes the Kuril Islands, Kamchatka, Primorsky Krai, Japan, Korea and Sakhalin. In Taiwan a landlocked subspecies known as the Taiwanese salmon or the Formosan salmon (Oncorhynchus masou Formosanum) also exists. The Seema favors a temperate climate that is around the area of 65 degrees north to 58 degrees north in the sea. The Seema also...

Flying Gurnard, Dactylopterus volitans
2009-01-20 20:26:24

The Flying Gurnard (Dactylopterus volitans) is a species of fish found in tropical waters on both sides of the Atlantic Ocean. They occur as far north as North Carolina and south to Brazil, and from the English Channel to Angola. There have been instances of this fish found in the waters off New York, Massachusetts Bay, and the Gulf of Maine, but this is a very rare instance, where this species prefers warm-water habitat. They are found on sand, mud or over rocks in sandy areas, exploring the...

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2007-04-03 00:39:10

The American shad or Atlantic shad, Alosa sapidissima, is a species of anadromous fish in family Clupeidae of order Clupeiformes. The shad is a member of the herring family. Description The American shad is the largest member of the herring family. Shad have silver bodies and a green back, with large scales and a deeply forked tail. The males (or "bucks") are smaller than the female, weighing about 1 to 3 pounds when spawning; females are generally 3 to 8 pounds. Both genders tend to...

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2007-04-03 00:31:37

The Pacific herring, Clupea pallasii, is a species of the herring family associated with the Pacific Ocean environment of North America and northeast Asia. This species is a silvery fish with unspined fins and a deeply forked caudal fin. The distribution is widely along the California coast from Baja California north to Alaska and the Bering Sea; in Asia the distribution is south to Japan. Clupea pallasii is sometimes considered a keystone species because of its very high productivity and...

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grass-comber
  • A landsman who is making his first voyage at sea; a novice who enters naval service from rural life.
According to the OED, a grass-comber is also 'a sailor's term for one who has been a farm-labourer.'