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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 16, 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.
PUBLIC ADVISORY: AQUACULTURE CONSULTATION PERIOD EXTENDED
by wade on December 17, 2013
(13 December 2013)The Department of Fisheries and Aquaculture advises that it will continue to accept written submissions regarding the provincial consultations on aquaculture until Friday, December 20. Read more.
INVESTING IN TECHNOLOGY FOR DEEP-WATER SOCKING AND HARVESTING
by wade on December 9, 2013
Connaigre Fish Farms Incorporated is developing innovative deep water mussel socking and harvesting technology. The Provincial Government is granting them with $33,367 to assist in the development of equipment that will streamline the process of handling mussels in deep waters. Read more.
AQUACULTURE CONSULTATIONS UNDERWAY
by wade on December 2, 2013
The Department of Fisheries and Aquaculture has begun consultations to provide interested parties with an overview of the Provincial Aquaculture Strategy. They began on November 25 and will continue until Friday, December 13, 2013. The consultation web page can be accessed at any time during the consultation period, until 4:30 p.m. of the final day. Read more.