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Northwest Passage Transit a Voyage of Exploration for MI Researchers, Students

As the luxury cruise liner Crystal Serenity sailed through the Northwest Passage for the second time this past summer, a team of Marine Institute researchers and students joined its escort ship, the RRS Ernest Shackleton, to experience and explore the thrilling far north region. The logistics and research ship, operated by the U.K. government-funded British Antarctic Survey, took the Crystal Serenity through the passage, providing logistics support, research capabilities and ice-breaking ...

Restoring a Healthy Ecosystem in Placentia Bay

This fall, the Marine Institute’s Centre for Fisheries Ecosystem Research (CFER) will lead a team to rehabilitate eelgrass habitats and associated fish and shellfish resources in the coastal waters of Placentia Bay. The $4.7-million, five-year project was announced in September by Dominic LeBlanc, Minister of Fisheries, Oceans and the Canadian Coast Guard, under Government of Canada’s $75 million Coastal Restoration Fund to help to rehabilitate marine ecosystems and address threats to ...

Smile, You Are on Camera

Fisheries science has always been a contentious issue in Atlantic Canada. For years, decades even, the findings and observations of fishermen regarding the state of fish stocks have often conflicted with the data produced by scientific surveys. Fishermen would report decreases in certain stock numbers, while surveys would report the health of the species was fine and vice versa. Everyone knows that scientific data on Atlantic fish stocks is far from a perfect science. It is hard to ...

Centre for Fisheries Ecosystems Research Receives Funding to Charter RV Celtic Explorer

The Newfoundland and Labrador provincial government continues to support the province’s fishing industry by funding leading-edge fisheries science initiatives through the Marine Institute’s Centre for Fisheries Ecosystems Research (CFER). Vaughn Granter, Minister of Fisheries and Aquaculture, announced $2.6 million to enable CFER to continue its operations and research activities, including the charter of an offshore fisheries research vessel, at the Marine Institute this morning. ...