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Press Release | 2nd Annual Turning The Tide Marine Industry Awards- 2018

by Kassandra Sharron on March 13, 2018

Turning The Tide Awards Announces 2018 Recipients

The 2018 recipients for the prestigious Turning the Tide Marine Industry Awards were announced in St. John’s today. Chairman Paul Antle, along with members of the selection committee, announced the three award recipients at the NRC Ocean, Coastal and River Engineering Building. TheTurning the Tide Marine Industry Awards honour excellence and innovation in Newfoundland and Labrador’s marine industry.
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by Kassandra Sharron on March 1, 2018

Novel molecule discovery being synthesized for breast cancer drug development ST. JOHN’S, NL CANADA – Oceans Ltd., an ocean technology company, today announced it has made a ground-breaking discovery in the properties of Newfoundland and Labrador seaweed that will be a ‘game changer’ in breast cancer treatment.   Read more.


NATI- Intellectual Property Program

by Kassandra Sharron on February 15, 2018

NATI- ACOA Intellectual Property Program 

Intellectual Property (IP) rights are an extremely valuable asset for any business – possibly the most important that a business can have. NATI recognizes that local companies may lack the knowledge, expertise, and resources necessary to protect their ideas and products, and may not have the level of access to resources, such as specialized legal counsel, that are needed to protect their IP.  Read more.


Nominates for the Timothy R. Parsons Medal

by Kassandra Sharron on February 8, 2018

Nominate someone for the Timothy R. Parsons Medal, which honours outstanding contributions in the field of ocean sciences.   Who is eligible? 
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Porpoise friendly | Marine Institute playing pivotal part in race against extinction of species

by Steve Chafe, President & General Manager on February 8, 2018



In San Felipe in the Upper Gulf of California, Mexico, the vast majority of the residents of the coastal community fish for a living.   Trouble is, the gillnets they’ve used for generations to sustain themselves have largely contributed to the decimation of the highly endangered vaquita porpoise, which only lives in that particular area of the ocean. Only 30 individuals of the little marine mammal remain.
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