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GOOGLE JOINS ENVIRONMENTAL GROUPS FOR TRACKING ILLEGAL FISHING IN OCEANS
by Mark Lane - Executive Director on November 20, 2014
(15 Nov. 2014) To halt unlawful over-fishing across the globe, Google has announced that it will join forces with environmental groups SkyTruth and Oceana. Associated Press has reported that besides providing financial support to the effort, the company will also be using its cutting-edge mapping technology. Read more.
SATELLITE TAGGING PROJECT FOR ATLANTIC COD RECEIVES MORE FUNDING
by wade on October 28, 2012
Through a $50,000 investment under the Provincial Government’s Fisheries Research Grant Program, researchers at the Marine Institute's Centre for Fisheries Ecosystems Research will continue a satellite-tagging project to gain further insight into Atlantic cod. The research, coordinated by Dr. George Rose, will continue this fall in the Bonavista Corridor.
SOLAR-POWERED FISH-TRACKING DRONE SUCCESSFUl OFF N.S.
by wade on October 11, 2012
22 Aug. 2012--In the deep waters off Sambro, N.S. on Wednesday, scientists and fishermen successfully recovered a solar-powered robot that communicates with satellites to solve mysteries about the lives of fish. Dalhousie's Ocean Tracking Network is on a mission to find out where fish in the waters surrounding the Maritimes go, and why. Read more.
New Shrimp Research BY CFER Garners International Attention
by wade on August 9, 2012
Using high frequency echosounders Dr George Rose, scientific director for the Centre for Fisheries Ecosystem Research in St. John’s, Newfoundland, is piecing together a comprehensive picture of the distribution and behaviour of northern shrimp on the Northern Grand banks in response to ecological changes in the offshore region. His results could have huge implications for the shrimp fishery, Read more.
CFER SUPPORTS PROVINCIAL FISHERY
by wade on April 26, 2012
April 26, 2012: Mr. Speaker, it is my pleasure to rise today to highlight the positive work being undertaken by the Marine Institute’s Centre for Fisheries Ecosystems Research, in part through funding from the Provincial Government. The work of Dr. George Rose and his team, without a doubt, is making a positive contribution to our province’s fishing industry of the future. Read more.