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MI Partners with Industry to Introduce New Technical Certificate — Aquaculture Management

The Fisheries and Marine Institute (MI) of Memorial University of Newfoundland has launched a new Technical Certificate — Aquaculture Management in partnership with the Newfoundland and Labrador Aquaculture Industry Association (NAIA). “Aquaculture has been identified as an important social and economic priority both here in Canada and around the world,” said Carey Bonnell, Head of MI’s School of Fisheries. “As demand for leaders in the aquaculture sector continues to grow, we ...

Home and Abroad

MI Receives $1.5 Million for Marine, Aquaculture and Ocean Technology Projects A $1.5-million investment in the Fisheries and Marine Institute of Memorial University will benefit the marine, aquaculture and ocean technology sectors, locally and around the world. The funding, announced by the Government of Canada, will support three projects including the improvement of the Institute’s simulator capacity, allow for the establishment of a Regional Aquaculture Centre and advancements in the ...

Training and Support for Women in Fisheries Science at the Marine Institute

By Susan Fudge, Centre for Fisheries Ecosystems Research The Fisheries and Marine Institute (MI) of Memorial University is known around the globe for its world-class training in fisheries, ocean technology, marine safety, marine transportation and beyond. Over the past decade, the Institute has been gaining recognition for its applied fisheries research. Fisheries in the Northwest Atlantic are a scientist’s dream to study. From the complex ecosystem, varying oceanographic influences, ...

New Equipment Strengthens Capabilities at MI’s Marine Bioprocessing Facility

Two new pieces of equipment at the Fisheries and Marine Institute’s (MI) Centre for Aquaculture and Seafood Development (CASD) are allowing the team to extract valuable by-products from fisheries and aquaculture waste on a much larger scale. Going forward, a new processing line, consisting of a Scraped Surface Heat Exchanger and 3-Phase Decanter Centrifuge will separate fish waste into the components of oil, water, protein and bone at commercial volume. Equipment Advances “This is the ...

Miniboat Regatta Exposes High School Students to the Ocean

Schools and organizations in nine countries around the Atlantic Ocean are launching miniboats for the annual Atlantic Regatta which aims to strengthen students’ knowledge in marine science. Amongst them are students from Mobile Central High School in Mobile, N.L. — the only Canadian team taking part in this year’s The Once Around Regatta. The Regatta organized by Educational Passages in Maine, U.S., sees students launch unmanned miniboats equipped with GPS tracking devices into 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. “We’re ...

Advancing Ocean Exploration and Discovery

Historic Investment Creates Ocean Frontier Institute Memorial is celebrating a milestone that will see researchers and graduate students from multiple disciplines undertake some of the world’s most ambitious research aimed at unlocking the secrets of the North Atlantic. The federal government announced nearly $100 million in funding on Tuesday, Sept. 6, for the creation of the Ocean Frontier Institute (OFI), an historic partnership between Dalhousie University, Memorial University of ...

MI Partners in Global Seafood Market Study

The Fisheries and Marine Institute (MI) of Memorial University has joined an international project aimed at improving the competitiveness of the global fisheries and aquaculture industries. “PrimeFish is a four-year project being led by Icelandic-based Matis, a government-owned, independent research company that will study and analyze the European seafood market in general and specific seafood supply-chains such as cod, herring, trout, seabass, seabream, salmon and pangasius,” said Carey ...

$3-million Federal Investment Benefits Marine Institute’s Holyrood Marine Base

The Fisheries and Marine Institute’s (MI) Holyrood Marine Base will benefit from a $3-million investment from the Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency (ACOA). The funding was announced in Holyrood by the Honourable Navdeep Bains, Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development and Minister responsible for ACOA, who was accompanied by the Honourable Judy Foote, Minister of Public Services and Procurement and Member of Parliament for Bonavista-Burin-Trinity and Mr. Ken McDonald, ...

What Will Climate Change Mean for Future Fisheries?

Fish by-products account for a considerable amount of waste in our province, with much of the material simply being dumped in the landfill or ocean or used as fish feed or pet food where possible. However, through bioprocessing and biorefinery there is an opportunity to generate more beneficial uses for these often discarded parts. While biorefinery and bioprocessing (ways in which to extract important factors from the by-products) are still new concepts to a very large part of the world, ...