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On the Waterfront — September 2016

OCT Transfers Port Union Plant to Town The shuttered Ocean Choice International (OCI) fish plant in Port Union, Newfoundland has been handed over to the Municipality of Trinity Bay North. The plant was closed in 2010 after being severely damaged by Hurricane Igor. At peak capacity, the plant employed more than 170 workers. OCI said after six years without finding a way to reopen the plant, the company decided to transfer the plant over to the municipality at no cost. The company added ...

Standing Out

Potentially Unique Strain of DNA Discovered in Eastern P.E.I. Atlantic Salmon There’s something very old and potentially unique swimming around some of the rivers in eastern Prince Edward Island. This is why Scott Roloson, a PhD candidate with the Canadian Rivers Institute at the University of Prince Edward Island, found himself hip-deep in North Lake Creek, collecting salmon smolts, earlier this spring. Roloson and a number of colleagues, including a few from the local First Nation ...

Nova Scotia Says No to ‘Franken Salmon’ but GMO Foods All Around Us

There’s a big push globally to have all seafood labelled by its origin, how it was caught, by what means and if it is under sustainable management. While Atlantic companies and fisheries have become part of the project simply because they had to if exporting to most foreign countries, I’ve yet to see a label attached to fresh Atlantic salmon steaks or portions in local grocery chains stating where the salmon came from. Does everyone know that most are cage-reared and were fed copious ...

Salmon Conservation Groups Call For Greater Scrutiny of Newfoundland Fish Farm Proposal

The Salmonid Council of Newfoundland and Labrador and the Atlantic Salmon Federation (ASF) are renewing their demand for a full environmental impact assessment of a proposed salmon farm in Placentia Bay. The project being advanced by Grieg NL Seafarms, a division of Norway’s Grieg Seafood ASA, would see up to 11 salmon farm sites, each containing 10 or more cage sites, placed off the south east coast of Newfoundland. The company is proposing to grow an imported strain of European Atlantic ...

Fisheries Violations in Newfoundland and Labrador Net Significant Penalties

The first quarter of 2016 saw over $83,000 in fines for fisheries violations in Newfoundland and Labrador, along with prohibitions, forfeitures, and jail time. Some significant penalties include the following: Recreational salmon and trout Kevin Lavhey Sr. of Terrenceville was sentenced to 90 days in custody for attempting to jig fish. He was also placed on probation for 12 months and prohibited from fishing any waters for five years. Bradley Banks and Josh Lockyer of Hampden were ...

Cooke to Purchase Alaska-Based Icicle Seafoods

The Cooke family recently announced the signing of a definitive agreement for the purchase of Icicle Seafoods Inc. Once closed, Cooke said in a press release the deal will enhance the family’s investments in both the wild fishery and the aquaculture sectors, making them leaders in the U.S. salmon farming sector and a major player in the Alaskan salmon fishery. “The closing of this deal will be an exciting venture for us as it will add a well-respected fishery to our family businesse...

Grieg Proposal Needs Extensive Environmental Review

Something sinister is trying to sneak into our province and destroy what we hold dear, including our wild fish. It comes under the guise of a so-called harmless fish farm expansion in Placentia Bay by Grieg of Norway that uses job creation to lure supporters, including our scarce taxpayers’ dollars. What they try to diminish, even hide, is that this project will inject more than 10 million (seven million annual production) imported, European-origin salmon into the waters of Placentia ...

ASF Outlines Concerns Over Proposed Marystown Aquaculture Project

The following letter was sent to the Newfoundland and Labrador Department of Environment and Conservation. After thoroughly reviewing the proposal by Grieg Nurseries NL Ltd (Registration Document #1814) to establish a new hatchery facility in the Community of Marystown on the South Coast of N.L., the Atlantic Salmon Federation (ASF) wishes to go on record as being opposed to this project for two reasons: this project is part of a larger undertaking that will include activities known to ...

P.E.I., Home of the Frankenfish: World’s First Genetically Modified Animal Approved for Human Consumption Starts Life Here

On Nov. 19, the United States Food and Drug Administration approved a company called AquaBounty to sell its genetically modified Atlantic salmon in America. The company has also applied to sell its product in Canada. Those fish, the first of their kind approved for commercial production anywhere in the world, start their lives on Prince Edward Island. But many Islanders don’t consider that particular distinction to be something to be proud of. Local environmental groups, and other ...

Salmon Byproducts: A Prospective Source of Nutraceuticals

Fisheries and aquaculture play a vital role in Newfoundland and Labrador’s economy. However, have you ever wondered what happens with the waste from this industry and how it might be beneficial to our health? The team at the Fisheries and Marine Institute’s (MI) Centre for Aquaculture and Seafood Development (CASD) have recently undertaken some work to explore the topic. When it comes to processing salmon, significant amounts of skin, frame and trimmings (gut, fins and tail) are ...