Project R3D: Giving Old Plastic a New Purpose
Above photo: Project R3D attended the Enactus Regional Exposition for Atlantic Canada, where they won the Scotiabank Climate Change Challenge award.
From plastic bottles to fishing gear, Project R3D is taking plastic waste in Newfoundland and Labrador and giving it new life.
The project was created through Memorial University of Newfoundland’s Enactus program — a student entrepreneurial program that “strives to solve environmental, social and economic issues through entreprene...
MUN Launches $22-Million Holyrood Facility for Ocean Technology Development
Memorial University of Newfoundland and Labrador’s (MUN’s) newest $22-million facility, dubbed The Launch, will serve as an innovation hub to further research and technology development for the oceans sector.
Located on the shores of Conception Bay in Holyrood, N.L., The Launch is set up to test research in real-life scenarios.
“The facility and where it’s located provides what we like to call a living lab environment,” said Kelly Santos, the director of The Launch. “It’s a ...
University Helps Out Local Fishermen
Memorial University may be closed, but on the upside, it has given us access to one of its parking lots in Corner Brook to allow local fishermen to work on fishing gear while the pandemic is ongoing.
We have been working there since early May and will be in great shape for the autumn/winter herring fishery.
Purse seines require a large flat area to be mended properly. After the federal government privatized our city’s port facilities, we lost access to the dockyard and warehouses. We ...
World Oceans Day Celebrations at Middle Cove Beach
Memorial’s Department of Ocean Sciences celebrated World Oceans Day 2018 at Middle Cove Beach on June 7. This year’s theme was marine debris.
Grade 5 students from Roncalli Elementary and St. Francis of Assisi Elementary were invited to the beach to learn about the importance of the ocean in their own backyard, the impact on the ocean (particularly relating to marine debris), invasive species and to protect this fascinating underwater world.
Activities for the day included a beach ...
Funding Announced for Regional Aquaculture Centre in the Coast of Bays
A new Regional Aquaculture Centre is being developed in the Coast of Bays region by the Fisheries and Marine Institute of Memorial University.
This new centre will further Marine Institute’s efforts to facilitate the growth of the fisheries and marine sectors through education, training, applied research and development, and technology transfer.
A total of $131,500 in funding from the Department of Tourism, Culture, Industry and Innovation will assist the Marine Institute in the ...
Fishing for Answers
Fisheries Ecosystems, Stocks and Sustainability Focus for MI Researchers
A group of researchers at the Fisheries and Marine Institute (MI) of Memorial University believe the ocean is of fundamental importance to Canada and the world.
Drs. Noel Cadigan, Paul Winger and Jonathan Fisher are part of the newly created Ocean Frontier Institute (OFI). They will be the principal researchers on projects related to stock assessment, ecosystem assessment and sustainable fishing gear.
Iqaluit Hosting Ocean Innovation 2016
Ocean Innovation 2016 will take place Oct. 4-5 in Iqaluit, Nunavut, bringing together representatives from northern communities, academia, business and government to discuss the challenges and opportunities related to the sustainable development of ocean resources, sovereignty, climate change and coastal and maritime infrastructure in the North.
Ocean Innovation is an annual conference focused on topics centred on the latest developments in the areas of maritime safety, efficiency of ...
Fishing and Farming the Seas
Historical Perspective and Future Prospects on Sustainable Seafood Production
“We must plant the sea and herd its animals using the sea as farmers instead of hunters. That is what civilization is all about — farming replacing hunting” — a quote from the famous oceans explorer Jacques Yves Cousteau in the early 1970s.
Perhaps by then he had already begun to see the devastating effects industrial, large scale fishing vessels were having on our oceans ecosystems.
Fishing is indeed ...
MI School Head to Lead International Association of Seafood Professionals
Representatives from the Fisheries and Marine Institute of Memorial University continue to lend their knowledge, expertise and experience to organizations around the world dedicated to ensuring the success of marine-related industries.
In September, Carey Bonnell, head of the Fisheries and Marine Institute of Memorial University’s (MI) School of Fisheries, took on an international role as President of the International Association of Seafood Professionals (IAFI).
Bonnell officially ...
A Hands-On Experience
The Department of Ocean Sciences at Memorial University has wrapped up a two month-long, joint collaboration with the Oceans Learning Partnership.
The program offers high school students and their teachers an opportunity to discover the diverse and fascinating world of ocean sciences. The biodiversity lab program gave Biology 2201 students and their teachers a field trip that provided many of the learning outcomes associated with the biodiversity unit of the course.
“The program is an ...