AQUACULTURE PRESS RELEASES

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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.

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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.
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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.

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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.
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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.
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