Marine Institute to Hold 2016 Graduation
Almost 200 graduates will receive diplomas and certificates during the 2016 graduation ceremony at the Fisheries and Marine Institute (MI) of Memorial University on Friday, June 17.
The event will take place in the gymnasium of Marine Institute’s Ridge Road campus at 2 p.m.
The ceremony will include remarks from Glenn Blackwood, vice-president, Memorial University (Marine Institute), and student speaker Will Glatt, who is graduating from the institute’s remotely operated vehicles ...
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 ...
New Sustainable Northern Fisheries Course Offered at Marine Institute
A new course being offered under the Marine Institute’s (MI) Master of Marine Studies (Fisheries Resource Management) (MMS(FRM)) program will help students better understand fisheries in northern waters of the Arctic, Atlantic and Pacific Oceans.
Current Issues in Sustainable Fisheries — Sustainable Northern Fisheries (MSTM 6009) is a 13-week elective which will feature lectures from local and international experts and will allow students to explore northern oceanography, fisheries ...
Solving the Mystery: Origin and Stock Structure of Capelin in the Northwest Atlantic and the Arctic
Capelin is an important forage (or food) species for several fish, mammal and seabird species in the ocean environment and is therefore considered a keystone species for maintaining marine ecosystems.
The species also plays an important role in supporting commercially valuable fisheries as well as a small capelin commercial fishery.
However, for decades, capelin have puzzled scientists because so little has been known about the structure of the stock over its entire range distribution. ...
MI Announces New Master of Marine Studies Degree
A new Master of Marine Studies in Marine Spatial Planning and Management is about to launch at the Fisheries and Marine Institute.
As the first graduate level program of its kind in Canada, the new program will provide graduates the opportunity to influence, lead and provide decision-making support for the management and planning of increasingly busy coastal and ocean spaces.
“Marine spatial planning is an emerging and important field that is gaining prominence as global demands on our ...
Attracting Fish Harvesters for the Future
According to the Labour Market Outlook 2015, released by the Government of Newfoundland and Labrador in September, the prospect of a future career in the fishing industry is positive.
In the next 10 years, it is expected that the need for trained fish harvesters will outnumber the supply — with more than 3,500 job openings expected from 2015 to 2025.
We need to encourage and recruit younger men and women into the fishery. This means, promoting the industry as a viable, rewarding ...
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. ...
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 ...
Advances Taking Place in Personal Locator Beacon Research
Although there have been continual improvements in vessel design, training and technology to prevent accidents, emergencies at sea are still commonplace.
It is well understood that the likelihood of surviving a maritime emergency improves as we reduce the time elapsed between the event and rescue. For this reason it is important that first responders be notified as soon as possible after an event occurs.
Emergency locating radio beacons are electronic devices that are meant to do just ...