N.L. Provincial Government Invests More Money in Aquaculture Industry
The Newfoundland and Labrador government is investing $1.5 million in economic infrastructure and an expanding aquaculture industry on the south coast which will see the refurbishment of the Harbour Breton wharf and the introduction of new technology at the town’s fish plant.
This investment will allow the plant to reopen this fall, creating approximately 100 jobs.
As part of the $1.5 million investment:
$1 million will support the Town of Harbour Breton to refurbish the wharf ...
CASD — Ready for Fisheries Future
The Centre for Aquaculture and Seafood Development (CASD) is a comprehensive industrial response unit located within the School of Fisheries at the Fisheries and Marine Institute of Memorial University of Newfoundland.
With more than 15 research and technical personnel and state-of-the-art research facilities, the CASD provides a suite of technical expertise for addressing industry needs and is conducting a number of research and development efforts to enhance the future growth and diversi...
A Winter From Hell: P.E.I. Shellfish Industry Back to Full Production Following Worst Winter Ever
There is a now famous NASA photograph, taken in March of 2015, of Prince Edward Island from space.
More than 520 centimetres of snow fell on P.E.I. this winter, one of the worst in recorded history.
In the photograph, the outline of Canada’s smallest province is so completely covered in snow that its outline is barely distinguishable from the ice surrounding it.
Somewhere amongst all that, James Power was trying to reach his oyster cages, buried under more than four feet of snow, ice ...
Innovation is Crucial for Any Industry, Including Aquaculture
The quote, “innovation is the key to success” is one that successful fisheries or aquaculture industries can live by.
In order to address operational costs, farm site management concerns or even produce new and improved products, the industry is constantly innovating to stay ahead of the curve and remain competitive in the global market place. Those that do not, are swallowed by other companies or perish, essentially at their own hand.
While there are many new innovations in aquacul...
Senate Fisheries Committee Calls for Creation of Federal Aquaculture Act
Today, the Standing Senate Committee on Fisheries and Oceans tabled its three-volume report on aquaculture.
In its report, the committee outlines 10 recommendations covering five main themes: legislative and regulatory framework; healthy aquacultured fish; healthy and productive ecosystems; research and development; and social license and public reporting.
Among its recommendations, the Committee calls for the creation of a federal aquaculture Act.
“The central message of our Senate ...
Funding Announced for N.B. Aquaculture Research
New Brunswickers working in the Atlantic salmon farming industry will benefit from new research at the Université de Moncton that aims to reduce stress among fish, resulting in healthier salmon and lower costs to producers.
This research is part of a national announcement of $30 million in research infrastructure in support of projects across the country, which is allowing scientists to expand their knowledge in aquaculture and other areas as diverse as architectural history and chronic ...
NAIA Congratulates Gray Aqua On Largest Harvest
The Newfoundland and Labrador Aquaculture Industry Association (NAIA) would like to extend sincere congratulations to Gray Aqua Group for their anticipated largest harvest since operating in the province.
Today, July 15, Gray Aqua will commence its largest harvest to date since operating in Newfoundland and Labrador. This year’s harvest will commence with more than 2 million kilograms of Atlantic salmon from their Indian Tea Point farm site in Facheau Bay to be processed at their plant in ...
NL Aquaculture Industry Association Partners with Conne River Miawpukek First Nation
The Newfoundland and Labrador Aquaculture Industry Association (NAIA) is partnering with the Conne River Miawpukek First Nation to ensure our oceans are free of marine debris.
Marine debris, also known as marine litter, is human-created waste that has deliberately or accidentally been released in a lake, sea, ocean or waterway. It is estimated that 6.4 million tonnes of garbage go into the world’s oceans every year. Up to 80 per cent of marine debris comes from the land.
Blowing and ...
Doelle-Lahey Recommendations Promote Transparency in Aquaculture
Salmon aquaculture in Atlantic Canada began as a relatively small, family-owned operation off the coast of south western New Brunswick, an economically depraved area of the Maritimes, over 30 years ago.
It’s one claim to fame was the Point LePreau nuclear facility, which has witnessed its own malaise through the years.
Pen-reared, ocean operations produced jobs so both the federal and provincial governments of the day began to pour money into these ventures.
The regulations were few ...
N.S. Government Completes Investigation of Winter Fish Kill
A Department of Fisheries and Aquaculture staff investigation of aquaculture sites affected by a salmon and trout fish kill earlier this year has concluded environmental conditions, not disease, were likely responsible.
"This was a harsh winter in Nova Scotia and our fish health veterinarians have concluded this was the likely cause of the fish kill experienced at sites around the province," said Fisheries and Aquaculture Minister Keith Colwell. "No significant disease agents were detected ...