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N.L. Aquaculture Industry Receives Major Boost

The aquaculture industry is about to enter a period of growth in Newfoundland and Labrador, if the provincial government gets its way. Premier Dwight Ball recently announced the launch of 28 actions that will promote new careers and bright futures through sustainable aquaculture development. Actions to support growth within the aquaculture industry include: Responding to the human resource needs of the industry with tailored labour market supports, immigration attraction, and efforts ...

Aquaculture is in Essence a Form of Agriculture

“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,” Jacques Yves Cousteau has stated. Agriculture is the science or practice of farming, for food, other crops and livestock for human use. The United Nations and its 195 member states comprising most of the world’s population, define aquaculture as the farming of aquatic plants and animals. Farming itself is defined as the ...

NAIA Issues Warning Over Potential Loss of Marine Atlantic Subsidy

Newfoundland’s valuable aquaculture sector warns that without a federal subsidy, Marine Atlantic will create an unfair and unequal economic relationship with other Maritime Provinces, said the Newfoundland Aquaculture Industry Association (NAIA) in a recent press release. According to NAIA, the loss of federal subsidies could lead to a doubling of freight rates resulting in higher costs of goods and services for every Newfoundlander and Labradorian who chooses to call this place ...

NAIA Congratulates Gray Aqua On Largest Harvest

The Newfoundland and Labrador Aquaculture Industry Association (NAIA) would like to extend sincere congratulations to Gray Aqua Group for their anticipated largest harvest since operating in the province. Today, July 15, Gray Aqua will commence its largest harvest to date since operating in Newfoundland and Labrador. This year’s harvest will commence with more than 2 million kilograms of Atlantic salmon from their Indian Tea Point farm site in Facheau Bay to be processed at their plant in ...