Tag: fisheries

Posts count: 13

Fishing for a new renewable resource in Nunavut

To support sustainable, low-impact and Inuit-owned alternatives to industries like mining or oil and gas, WWF-Canada is partnering with Nunavut communities in Kinngait, Sanikiluaq and Arviat to help locals develop management plans for small-scale community-based commercial fisheries.... Read More
To support sustainable, low-impact and Inuit-owned alternatives to industries like mining or oil and gas, WWF-Canada is partnering with...
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Bringing the business of bycatch to light

Next to illegal wildlife trade, bycatch – the incidental capture of non-target species like whales, sharks and turtles during the fishing process – is the human activity that impacts the most number of species... Read More
Next to illegal wildlife trade, bycatch – the incidental capture of non-target species like whales, sharks and turtles during...
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Changing tide on Northern cod

WWF-Canada has partnered with the Fish, Food and Allied Workers Union (FFAW) to restore a historic northern Newfoundland cod fishery. Read More
WWF-Canada has partnered with the Fish, Food and Allied Workers Union (FFAW) to restore a historic northern Newfoundland cod...
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New and improved MSC Guidelines

On April 1, a new and improved MSC Standard comes into effect for all new fisheries entering assessment. Read More
On April 1, a new and improved MSC Standard comes into effect for all new fisheries entering assessment.
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Fish Friday: “Our Fisheries, Our Future”

The Marine Stewardship Council (MSC), an ecolabel for wild-caught seafood that WWF enthusiastically endorses, recently released a short film explaining how the standard works and the role we all play in keeping the world’s... Read More
The Marine Stewardship Council (MSC), an ecolabel for wild-caught seafood that WWF enthusiastically endorses, recently released a short film...
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Can BC Hold the Line on Protecting our Provincial Fish?

I recently learned that DFO and the Provincial government are currently in discussion about how to change things in BC so that the Fisheries Act will not apply to all of BC’s waters. Read More
I recently learned that DFO and the Provincial government are currently in discussion about how to change things in...
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In Vietnam, helping catfish farming become more sustainable

Asian catfish represents one of the fastest growing types of aquaculture (seafood farming) in the world. A company’s Phu Tuc farm reveals what big business its production has become for this small country and... Read More
Asian catfish represents one of the fastest growing types of aquaculture (seafood farming) in the world. A company’s Phu...
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Is your river vital and valued?

Is the Fisheries Act and how it is administered perfect? No. There is plenty of room for improvement. But the intent of the legislation – to protect fish and fish habitat – certainly holds... Read More
Is the Fisheries Act and how it is administered perfect? No. There is plenty of room for improvement. But...
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HADD enough? Keep habitat protection in the Federal Fisheries Act

Earlier this week, the government proposed changes that would significantly weaken the Canadian Environmental Assessment Act; now groups across the country are concerned that the Fisheries Act is next. Read More
Earlier this week, the government proposed changes that would significantly weaken the Canadian Environmental Assessment Act; now groups across...
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