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On the Waterfront – March 2024

FCC President Elected to Chair ICFA The president of the Fisheries Council of Canada (FCC), Paul Lansbergen, has been elected to Chair the Board of Directors for the International Coalition of Fisheries Associations (ICFA). ICFA represents fish and seafood industry associations spanning 25 different countries, accounting for 85 per cent of fish landings worldwide. As the president of the FCC, Lansbergen previously sat on the board of ICFA as its Vice Chair before he was elected Chair. ...

On the Waterfront – September 2023

Nova Scotia Vessel Sinks off N.L. The Addie N’ Ainslie, a vessel based out of Sambro, N.S., sank on July 11 while fishing for halibut off the Grand Banks of Newfoundland. After a split shaft punched a hole in the hull, the boat containing seven fish harvesters began to rapidly take on water. The crew was able to signal first responders and cram into a lifeboat before being taken aboard a container ship. The next morning, the crew was picked up by the Canadian Coast Guard and dropped ...

2021 Aquaculture Performance Showed a Return to Form From Pandemic Levels

Near the end of 2022, Statistics Canada released a final update for Canadian aquaculture in 2021, highlighting a large increase in sales, price and production from the previous year. This major uptick is mostly due to a steady recovery of the food service and hospitality industries as most of the country eased COVID-19 restrictions. Sales of aquaculture rose by 28.1 per cent to $1.4 billion in 2021. Due to increases in salmon prices, finfish production in Canada rose by 5.5 per cent to ...

N.S. Aquaculture Regulations Under Review

The Nova Scotia Aquaculture Regulatory Advisory Committee is expected to make recommendations to Fisheries and Aquaculture Minister Steve Craig before the end of the year following a review and consultation process of the province’s aquaculture regulations. The review was a recommendation of the original Doelle/Lahey independent report, A New Regulatory Framework for Low-Impact/High-Value Aquaculture in Nova Scotia (2014), and is part of the Terms of Reference for the Nova Scotia Aquacul...

Positive Outlook for Atlantic Canadian Aquaculture Industry

Sustainable growth and development are expected to continue in the aquaculture industry in Nova Scotia and Newfoundland and Labrador. “The aquaculture sector in Nova Scotia is growing steadily,” says Tom Smith, executive director of the Aquaculture Association of Nova Scotia (AANS). “We’re very positive about the future of aquaculture. Over the last number of years, we’ve seen more interest in aquaculture,” said Smith, noting there are more than 40 applications for leases and ...

Aquaculture on “The Leading Edge of Food Production”

Aquaculture can sometimes seem a bit complicated to people with all the science and technology that goes into it. But the primary goal of the sector is very simple — it’s all about growing food to feed people. St. John’s, N.L. is welcoming the best and brightest from the aquaculture world to the Aquaculture Canada and World Aquaculture Society (WAS) North America Conference and Trade Show (Aug. 15–18, 2022) and as part of that event, there is no doubt folks will collectively ...

Grieg Opens Placentia Bay Aquaculture Facility

In April, Grieg Seafood Newfoundland officially opened its Placentia Bay-based facilities, located in Marystown. On hand for the occasion was Grieg CEO Andreas Kvame, as well as representatives from the provincial and federal governments and other dignitaries including Norwegian Ambassador to Canada, Jon Elvedal Fredriksen. “We are very pleased to have reached the point in our growth where we can celebrate our grand-opening,” said Knut Skeidsvoll, Managing Director, Grieg Seafood ...

Aquaculture Review Board Decision Draws Both Fire and Applause

The recent decision by the Nova Scotia Aquaculture Review Board (ARB) to permit an amendment to the boundary of the marine finfish licence and lease held by Kelly Cove Salmon Ltd. (AQ#1039) at the Rattling Beach site in Annapolis Basin, Digby County is drawing sharp criticism from opponents. “The Board is satisfied that there will be no negative, or any, impact of this amendment on any of the eight statutory conditions,” states the 34-page decision released on Jan. 28. “As noted, to ...

Nova Scotia Aquaculture Review Board Holds First Open-Pen Salmon Farm Boundary Amendment Hearing

The case has been made both for and against an application by Kelly Cove Salmon Ltd. for a boundary amendment to their marine finfish licence and lease (AQ#1039) known as the Rattling Beach site in Annapolis Basin, Digby County. The public hearing for the application, held Nov. 15 to 18 in Yarmouth, was the first ever public hearing on an open pen salmon farm held by the Nova Scotia Aquaculture Review Board (ARB). “Within 30 days of a hearing, the Board will issue a decision, including ...

Grieg Outlines Ongoing Development of N.L. Operations

Plans are on track for the first three million smolt from the Grieg Seafood N.L. salmon hatchery and nursery in the Marystown Industrial Park to be transferred to marine grow-out sites in Placentia Bay next spring. One of the world’s largest indoor hatchery and nursery facilities, Grieg’s operation incorporates recirculating aquaculture systems (RAS) technology designed by AquaMaof, Israel. “Their design is a total recirculation of water to retain as much water as we possible ...