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 ...
Innovative Fishing Gear Technologies in the Coast of Bays
The Centre for Sustainable Aquatic Resources and the Regional Aquaculture Centre in the Coast of Bays Region have been working with local harvesters from the Connaigre Peninsula since April to test experimental fishing gear for snow crab and lobster.
While the Centre for Sustainable Aquatic Resources developed and implemented the experimental procedures, the Regional Aquaculture Centre was critical in organizing two information sessions for the harvesters to participate in the projects.
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 ...