British Columbia Government Introduces New Fish & Seafood Act

The provincial government announced a new Fish and Seafood Act to replace the legislation that was last updated in the nineteen sixties. It will support seafood businesses by removing outdated references, bring in data collections, and promote food safety. Stronger enforcement will be made to prohibit the possession of illegally caught, harvested or processed seafood products. BC's Minister of Agriculture Norm Letnick says there are steps in place to ensure the regulations are mandated in Prince Rupert

New BC Fish & Seafood Cold Storage Facility Paves The Way For Continued Economic Development

A new cold storage facility for fish and seafood will be constructed this Spring to serve the growing need on the North Island, led by the k'awat'si Economic Development General Partner Corporation (KEDC), a company founded to grow opportunities for the Gwa'sala-'Nakwaxda'xw Nations (GNN). The 2.2 million pound capacity facility, to be located at Port Hardy's old mall site, will be built by the k'awat'si Construction Company and is set to begin operations in time for the summer sport fishing season.

P.E.I. Lobster Fishermen Vote To Market Own Product

March 31, 2015 Staff Reporter, CBC News

Lobster fishermen across Prince Edward Island have voted to take the marketing of their product into their own hands.

Costco Will Buy Most Farmed Salmon From Norway, Not Chile

Costco is switching the bulk of its fresh farmed salmon purchases from Chile to Norway — a move that’s sending tremors through the global fishing industry due to the warehouse club’s gargantuan needs.

L.A. Star Seafood Co. Ordered To Cease Production

March 31, 2015 FDA

At the request of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, a judge has ordered L.A. Star Seafood Company Inc., located in Los Angeles, and its owners, Sima and Sam Goldring, to halt operations until they demonstrate to the FDA that they can process food in compliance with food safety laws and regulations.