Understanding Fish Stocks
Marine Institute Home to OCI Industrial Research Chair for Fish Stock Assessment
Dr. Noel Cadigan has been named the first Ocean Choice International Research Chair in Stock Assessment and Sustainable Harvest Advice for Northwest Atlantic Fisheries.
The new chair is an investment of $2.5 million from industry, government, academia, donors and the Marine Institute (MI) to advance the way fish stock assessments for the Northwest Atlantic fisheries are conducted.
Housed at MI, it is only ...
MI Partners with Industry to Introduce New Technical Certificate — Aquaculture Management
The Fisheries and Marine Institute (MI) of Memorial University of Newfoundland has launched a new Technical Certificate — Aquaculture Management in partnership with the Newfoundland and Labrador Aquaculture Industry Association (NAIA).
“Aquaculture has been identified as an important social and economic priority both here in Canada and around the world,” said Carey Bonnell, Head of MI’s School of Fisheries. “As demand for leaders in the aquaculture sector continues to grow, we ...
Home and Abroad
MI Receives $1.5 Million for Marine, Aquaculture and Ocean Technology Projects
A $1.5-million investment in the Fisheries and Marine Institute of Memorial University will benefit the marine, aquaculture and ocean technology sectors, locally and around the world.
The funding, announced by the Government of Canada, will support three projects including the improvement of the Institute’s simulator capacity, allow for the establishment of a Regional Aquaculture Centre and advancements in the ...
New Equipment Strengthens Capabilities at MI’s Marine Bioprocessing Facility
Two new pieces of equipment at the Fisheries and Marine Institute’s (MI) Centre for Aquaculture and Seafood Development (CASD) are allowing the team to extract valuable by-products from fisheries and aquaculture waste on a much larger scale.
Going forward, a new processing line, consisting of a Scraped Surface Heat Exchanger and 3-Phase Decanter Centrifuge will separate fish waste into the components of oil, water, protein and bone at commercial volume.
“This is the ...
Miniboat Regatta Exposes High School Students to the Ocean
Schools and organizations in nine countries around the Atlantic Ocean are launching miniboats for the annual Atlantic Regatta which aims to strengthen students’ knowledge in marine science.
Amongst them are students from Mobile Central High School in Mobile, N.L. — the only Canadian team taking part in this year’s The Once Around Regatta.
The Regatta organized by Educational Passages in Maine, U.S., sees students launch unmanned miniboats equipped with GPS tracking devices into the ...
Fishing for Answers
Fisheries Ecosystems, Stocks and Sustainability Focus for MI Researchers
A group of researchers at the Fisheries and Marine Institute (MI) of Memorial University believe the ocean is of fundamental importance to Canada and the world.
Drs. Noel Cadigan, Paul Winger and Jonathan Fisher are part of the newly created Ocean Frontier Institute (OFI). They will be the principal researchers on projects related to stock assessment, ecosystem assessment and sustainable fishing gear.
$3-million Federal Investment Benefits Marine Institute’s Holyrood Marine Base
The Fisheries and Marine Institute’s (MI) Holyrood Marine Base will benefit from a $3-million investment from the Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency (ACOA).
The funding was announced in Holyrood by the Honourable Navdeep Bains, Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development and Minister responsible for ACOA, who was accompanied by the Honourable Judy Foote, Minister of Public Services and Procurement and Member of Parliament for Bonavista-Burin-Trinity and Mr. Ken McDonald, ...
Although Corenna Nuyalia lives in Iqaluit, Nunavut and is located more than 2,000 kilometers from the Fisheries and Marine Institute (MI) in St. John’s, N.L., a relationship between the two is bringing many benefits to the North.
Nuyalia is the senior advisor for the fisheries, sealing and fur programs with the Fisheries and Sealing Division, Department of Environment, with the Government of Nunavut.
“I deal with all of our funding programs, such as the fisheries development and ...
MI Announces New Master of Marine Studies Degree
A new Master of Marine Studies in Marine Spatial Planning and Management is about to launch at the Fisheries and Marine Institute.
As the first graduate level program of its kind in Canada, the new program will provide graduates the opportunity to influence, lead and provide decision-making support for the management and planning of increasingly busy coastal and ocean spaces.
“Marine spatial planning is an emerging and important field that is gaining prominence as global demands on our ...
MI School Head to Lead International Association of Seafood Professionals
Representatives from the Fisheries and Marine Institute of Memorial University continue to lend their knowledge, expertise and experience to organizations around the world dedicated to ensuring the success of marine-related industries.
In September, Carey Bonnell, head of the Fisheries and Marine Institute of Memorial University’s (MI) School of Fisheries, took on an international role as President of the International Association of Seafood Professionals (IAFI).
Bonnell officially ...