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South Coast Mayors Learn About Aquaculture Operations in British Columbia

Mayors and community leaders from the south coast and central Newfoundland travelled to British Columbia in October to learn about the economic impact of aquaculture on Canada’s west coast. Jamie Gaskill, Managing Director of Marine Harvest Atlantic Canada, extended the invitation during a spring meeting in the province with local mayors and community leaders. Earlier this year, the Norwegian aquaculture giant acquired New Brunswick-based Northern Harvest, including its farming licences in ...

Massive Placentia Bay Salmon Aquaculture Project One Step Closer

The Government of Newfoundland and Labrador recently released Grieg NL’s giant Placentia Bay Atlantic salmon aquaculture project from the environmental assessment process. As part of the release, the project will be subject to more than 15 terms and conditions that will ensure that development proceeds in an environmentally sustainable manner. The Department of Municipal Affairs and Environment informed Grieg NL Nurseries Ltd. and Grieg NL Seafarms Ltd. that their environmental impact ...

Federal Salmon Farming Audit Makes Eight Recommendations

A report on salmon farming in Canada, released by the Commissioner of the Environment and Sustainable Development, Julie Gelfand on April 24, concluded “that Fisheries and Oceans Canada did not adequately manage the risks associated with salmon aquaculture consistent with its mandate to protect wild fish.” The report also said that DFO had not “made sufficient progress in completing the risk assessments for key diseases that were required to understand the effects of salmon aquacult...

The Future, Fast and Slow

In 2011, an award-winning and best-selling book was Thinking, Fast and Slow, by Daniel Kahneman. Dr. Kahneman had won a Nobel Prize in economics for work he discussed in the book. Although it is interesting and worth reading, this column is not really about Dr. Kahneman’s work. Instead, it’s about the future of the fishery in Atlantic Canada. In some ways, the future is arriving faster than we can deal with it. In others, it is arriving very slowly, maybe slower than we would hope or ...

On the Waterfront – May 2018

Five Nations Clam Company Announces Partners There was much speculation following the Feb. 21 announcement that the newly-created Five Nations Clam Company would be receiving the new, lucrative license for Arctic surf clams form the Department of Fisheries and Oceans. At the time, it was announced that the Five Nations Clam Company would be comprised of First Nations from Quebec, Nova Scotia, Newfoundland and Labrador, Prince Edward Island and New Brunswick and will partner with Cape ...

Open Pen Aquaculture: Newfoundland’s Shell Game

Open pen aquaculture has been practiced for many years worldwide and much has been learned about it in that time. On the positive side, it can bring economic and social benefits to areas that would not otherwise see them, but over those years, it has revealed a much darker side. If you read or watch the news you know of the many problems associated with open pen aquaculture; disease, escapement, product quality, chemical use, etc… unfortunately it appears that many of our politicians ...

A Glance at Aquaculture and Fisheries Co-operative Business Models

Co-operatives are particularly well-suited as a business model in smaller communities where aquaculture or fisheries are taking place, so that the maximum number of residents in those communities can benefit. The advantages of such organizations, when well-structured and managed, are that they respond to members’ needs, focusing on enhancing production and incomes of members, through innovation, best practices and market access. Most readers will be familiar with credit unions (financ...

On the Waterfront – February 2018

New Inshore Rescue Boat Station Boosts Arctic Maritime Search and Rescue Dominic LeBlanc, Minister of Fisheries, Oceans and the Canadian Coast Guard, recently announced the creation of an Inshore Rescue Boat station in Rankin Inlet, Nunavut which will provide seasonal search and rescue capabilities in that region. Establishing this new station is a step towards building stronger working relationships with northern communities, and is an important indicator for how Coast Guard services will ...

MI Establishes New Regional Aquaculture Centre in Coast of Bays

A new centre has been established to support the rapidly growing aquaculture industry in the Coast of Bays region on Newfoundland’s South Coast. The Coast of Bays Regional Aquaculture Centre (COB-RAC), a unit of the Fisheries and Marine Institute of Memorial University, is ideally positioned to better meet the training, research, development and technology transfer needs of the expanding aquaculture industry and to address the training needs of the broader maritime industry in the Coast of ...

N.L. Aquaculture Industry Receives Major Boost

The aquaculture industry is about to enter a period of growth in Newfoundland and Labrador, if the provincial government gets its way. Premier Dwight Ball recently announced the launch of 28 actions that will promote new careers and bright futures through sustainable aquaculture development. Actions to support growth within the aquaculture industry include: Responding to the human resource needs of the industry with tailored labour market supports, immigration attraction, and efforts ...