Positive Impact of New Technology on North Atlantic Cod Fishery
More than ever, our groundfish industry needs to evaluate strategies to maximize the value it receives from a limited Northern cod resource with the goal of providing timely and high-quality product to the market.
The latest Fisheries and Oceans stock assessment indicates Northern cod (Gadus morhua) stocks in NAFO Divisions 2J3KL have declined recently and at a recent Canadian Centre for Fisheries Innovation (CCFI) workshop, it was also suggested that a significant commercial fishery is ...
Understanding Fish Stocks
Marine Institute Home to OCI Industrial Research Chair for Fish Stock Assessment
Dr. Noel Cadigan has been named the first Ocean Choice International Research Chair in Stock Assessment and Sustainable Harvest Advice for Northwest Atlantic Fisheries.
The new chair is an investment of $2.5 million from industry, government, academia, donors and the Marine Institute (MI) to advance the way fish stock assessments for the Northwest Atlantic fisheries are conducted.
Housed at MI, it is only ...
CCFI Announces Conference on Building the Fishery of the Future
The Canadian Centre for Fisheries Innovation (CCFI) has announced it will host a conference called Cod — Building the Fishery of the Future, on November 22-23, 2017 at the Quality Hotel & Suites (formerly Hotel Gander).
The conference is being held to provide industry with information it will need to launch a new cod fishery based on the recovering fish stocks off the Island and Labrador. The ultimate aim is to help create a sustainable, viable, globally competitive cod fishery that ...
Cod – The Challenges in Building a New Industry
Last month in this column, I said the Canadian Centre for Fisheries Innovation will be holding a conference in Gander on November 22 and 23, 2017 on the theme, Cod — Building the Fishery of the Future.
Since then, however, we have had to change the dates to November 28 and 29, because one of our key speakers would not have been available on the earlier dates. Please note that change.
This month, I will talk about some of the challenges in building the new industry that will be discussed ...
Initial Offering of the Aquaculture Management Program a Huge Success
By Keith Rideout and Craig Parsons
During the winter of 2017 and in partnership with the Newfoundland Aquaculture Industry Association (NAIA), the Fisheries and Marine Institute (MI) of Memorial University of Newfoundland’s Community Based Education Delivery (CBED) unit delivered the inaugural offering of the Technical Certificate — Aquaculture Management (CAM) program.
The CAM program grew out of the success of the Technical Certificate in Aquaculture (TCA) that was offered to ...
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 ...
Fish Harvester Training in High Demand
The demand for fish harvester training is high and the Fisheries and Marine Institute (MI) of Memorial University of Newfoundland is working hard to meet the need across Newfoundland and Labrador and beyond.
Encouraging young professionals to take an interest in the industry has been challenging in recent years. However, MI continues to provide potential fish harvesters with a variety of options for training to prepare them for careers in this rewarding sector.
Living on the Edge
According to the Collins English Dictionary, “living on the edge” means “taking a risk above and beyond what most people would do, pushing your horizons, be it physical, mental or otherwise.”
It goes on to say that “This is a common trait among daredevils and over-the-top sports enthusiasts.”
The dictionary might also have said it is a common trait among those daredevils who work in the fishery in Atlantic Canada.
Other than fish, risk is probably the dominant characteris...
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, ...