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MARINE INSTITUTE HOSTS INTERNATIONAL SMART GEAR COMPETITION
by wade on October 20, 2014
(St. John's, NL: 14 Oct. 2014) Every day, the team at the Fisheries and Marine Institute of Memorial University’s Centre for Sustainable Aquatic Resources work in the world’s largest flume tank designing and testing fishing gear including methods to reduce fisheries bycatch.
100TH ANNIVERSARY OF SEALING DISASTER
by wade on March 31, 2014
(St. John's, NL: 31 Mar 2014) The 100th anniversary of the 1914 sealing disasters was recognized today with a commemorative service held in St. John's and organized by the Home from the Sea campaign, which was initiated by the Elliston Heritage Foundation in 2008 to build awareness about this important date in provincial history. Read more.
WORKSHOP ON TECHNOLOGY IN SUPPORT OF A SUSTAINABLE SHRIMP FISHERY
by wade on January 12, 2014
(St. John's, NL; December 13, 2013) The Marine Institute's Centre for Sustainable Aquatic Resources (CSAR) will organize a two-day workshop on Technology in Support of a Sustainable Shrimp Fishery. The workshop, supported in part by a $20,000 investment from the province, will promote the use of ecologically-friendly approaches to shrimp trawling among harvesters by educating participants about recently developed technology.
LAUNCHING SLOW FISH CANADA
by wade on December 17, 2013
Surprisingly new to Canada, Slow Fish Canada formed officially last spring as a national campaign of Slow Food Canada. A small group of fisheries advocates across the country worked together to designate October as Slow Fish Month. This involved hosting events from St. John’s to Vancouver Island. From local seafood dinners and community conversations, to educational talks by fisheries scientists, to film screenings and cooking workshops, no two events were the same. Read more.
SEEKING INNOVATIVE APPROACHES TO EXTRACT OMEGA 3 FROM SHRIMP WASTE
by wade on November 18, 2013
(November 14, 2013, St. John's,NL) “The Provincial Government is driving the economic success of the fishery by supporting initiatives that improve profitability and global competitiveness, which in this case involves supporting research to determine if meaningful revenue can be derived from shrimp shells,” said the the Honourable Keith Hutchings, Minister of Fisheries and Aquaculture in an announcement relerased today
WOC “SMART FISHING VESSELS” WORKSHOP ADVANCES INDUSTRY DATA COLLECTION
by wade on October 17, 2013
( St. John's, NL, 15 Oct. 2013,) The World Ocean Council (WOC) convened the “Smart Fishing Vessels” workshop here Sept. 29, to expand and improve ocean and atmospheric data collection by fishing vessels. The report is available online here. Read more.
PROVINCE INVESTS $2M IN NEW VESSEL FOR ICEWATER HARVESTING INC.
by wade on April 19, 2013
April 17, 2013: The Government of Newfoundland and Labrador is making an equity investment of $2 million in Icewater Harvesting Inc., to help finance the company's new fishing vessel, the Cape Dorset. The investment is made possible through the Department of Innovation, Business and Rural Development, and will ultimately support the overall viability of the company’s fish harvesting efforts in Newfoundland and Labrador.
FEDERAL GOVERNMENT KICK-STARTS LOCAL COMPANY
by wade on February 21, 2013
ST. JOHN’S, Newfoundland and Labrador, February 21, 2013 — The Honourable Peter Penashue, Minister of Intergovernmental Affairs and President of the Queen’s Privy Council for Canada, on behalf of the Honourable Rona Ambrose, Minister of Public Works and Government Services and Minister for Status of Women, is pleased to announce that the Government of Canada has awarded a $525,055 contract to Notus Electronics Ltd. for its pre-qualified innovation through the Canadian Innovation Commercialization Program (CICP). Read more.
FISH HARVESTING RESEARCH EXPLORING ENVIRONMENTALLY FRIENDLY BOTTOM TRAWLS
by wade on February 15, 2013
February 13, 2013, St. John's, NL: The Marine Institute’s Centre for Sustainable Aquatic Resources has received $50,000 in financial assistance from the Provincial Government for year three of a project to develop environmentally friendly bottom trawls to reduce the impact of fishing on the seabed.
INDUSTRY-LED JOINT VENTURE CREATES FISHERIES SAFETY ASSOCIATION
by wade on October 1, 2012
St. John's NL, 26 Sept. 2012: The establishment of the Newfoundland and Labrador Fish Harvesting Safety Association (NL-FHSA) will lead to the promotion of safety education and awareness initiatives, and will work to reduce workplace injuries, illness and fatalities in the fishing industry. The NL-FHSA is a joint venture of the Government of Newfoundland and Labrador, the Workplace Health, Safety and Compensation Commission (WHSCC) and the Professional Fish Harvesters’ Certification Board (PFHCB).