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NEW REPORT ON IMPACT OF AQUACULTURE ON PROVINCIAL ECONOMY
by wade on January 28, 2015
The economic impact of the provincial aquaculture industry from 2003 to 2013 are outlined in a new report released today titled Economic Impacts of the Newfoundland and Labrador Aquaculture Industry. The report provides information about the aquaculture industry's impact on provincial GDP, employment, and labour income. Read more.
REVERSE-ENGINEERING THE OCEAN
by admin on January 14, 2015
A soft-spoken man with a ready wit and a love of practical science, Dr. Michael Graham is the son of an Anglican priest and a nun. The story of how this man with a PhD in the process of water movement in corn became the project lead for the Wave Energy Research Centre in Lord’s Cove is anything but a straight line.
College of the North Atlantic - Wave Energy Research Centre (WERC)
December 17, 2014
The Wave Energy Research Centre (WERC) was established in 2011 by College of the North Atlantic (CNA) to conduct research on the use of ocean wave energy to supply sea water to land based aquaculture. Read more.
ADAPTING GIS SOFTWARE TO ENHANCE MUSSEL FARMING
by wade on September 4, 2014
(Green Bay, NL, 28 August 2014) Two provincial mussel farming operations will develop and implement new fish management software to enhance operations with help from the Provincial Government. The Honourable Keith Hutchings, Minister of Fisheries and Aquaculture, announced $30,180 through the Fisheries Technology and New Opportunities Program today to help Sunrise Fish Farms Inc. in Green Bay and its sister company Connaigre Fish Farms Inc. in the Coast of Bays pursue the project.
PUTTING THE LOWLY CUNNER TO WORK IN AQUACULTURE
by wade on August 6, 2014
(St. John's NL: 11 July 2014) An aquaculture researcher and faculty member at the Marine Institute of Memorial University will begin conducting a project this fall which will aid in solidifying Atlantic Canada as a world leader in innovative and safe aquaculture practices for Atlantic salmon farming.
PROVINCIAL AQUACULTURE CONSULTATION REPORT RELEASED
by wade on March 4, 2014
(St. John's NL, 26 February 2014)The Honourable Keith Hutchings, Minister of Fisheries and Aquaculture, today announced the release of a “What We Heard” document that summarizes feedback received through recent aquaculture consultations. A total of 122 participants provided feedback during the consultation process, either through online submissions, or in sessions involving representatives from industry, academia, non-governmental organizations, Aboriginal organizations, and municipalities. Read more.
FEDERAL FUNDING FOR OSC TO SUPPORT SALMON AQUACULTURE
by wade on February 16, 2014
(St. John's, NL, January 14, 2014) The Ocean Sciences Centre (OSC) in Logy Bay will engage in Atlantic salmon aquaculture and climate change research to improve its ability to work with private sector partners and other industry stakeholders to collaborate and share research. New specialized machinery and equipment, purchased wioth the aid a of an investment by ACOA will allow the OSC to increase water temperatures and enhance seawater flow rates at its Logy Bay research facility.
PROVINCE INVESTS $7 MILLION IN AQUACULTURE BEST PRACTISES
by wade on February 15, 2014
(Gander, NL: February 14, 2014) Enhancing biosecurity, pursuing best practices, and continually improving the overall approach to provincial aquaculture were the key themes discussed by the Honourable Keith Hutchings, Minister of Fisheries and Aquaculture, yesterday at the Newfoundland Aquaculture Industry Association Annual Conference and Trade Show. Read more.
NORLANTIC PROCESSORS FIRST MUSSEL PLANT CERTIFIED BY THE GLOBAL AQUACULTURE ALLIANCE
by wade on January 19, 2014
(St. John's, NL: 13 Jan. 2014) The Honourable Keith Hutchings, Minister of Fisheries and Aquaculture, extended congratulations today to Norlantic Processors for becoming the first mussel plant in the world to be certified to the Best Aquaculture Practices processing standard. This certification is provided by the Global Aquaculture Alliance, an international, non-profit trade association dedicated to advancing environmentally and socially responsible aquaculture.
AQUACULTURE PRODUCTION IN 2013 EXCEEDS RECORD $180 MILLION
by wade on January 12, 2014
(St. John's, NL; 02 Jan. 2014) The provincial aquaculture industry is expected to achieve record-breaking production value two years in a row, as it is projected to generate more than $180 million in 2013. In 2012, the total production value of provincial finfish and shellfish aquaculture exceeded $120 million.