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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 ...

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. ...

CASD — Ready for Fisheries Future

The Centre for Aquaculture and Seafood Development (CASD) is a comprehensive industrial response unit located within the School of Fisheries at the Fisheries and Marine Institute of Memorial University of Newfoundland. With more than 15 research and technical personnel and state-of-the-art research facilities, the CASD provides a suite of technical expertise for addressing industry needs and is conducting a number of research and development efforts to enhance the future growth and diversi...

Notice to Mariners in NAFO Division 3N

DFO advises mariners that a scientific survey is being conducted in the vicinity of Carson Canyon, NAFO Division 3N, from August 24, 2015 and will last approximately 40 days weather depending, to October 14, 2015. The study is being conducted by the fishing vessel Arctic Eagle. The study area is bounded by the following coordinates: 48.799526 North 45.468687 West 48.729221 North 45.46731 West 48.731026 North 45.422339 West 48.801275 North 45.423714 West The study area is ...

Cape Broyle Sea Products Receives Funding For Sea Cucumber Processing

Cape Broyle Sea Products Ltd. is receiving $30,157 through the Provincial Government’s Fisheries Technology and New Opportunities Program to help achieve efficiencies and long-term viability of its sea cucumber operation on Newfoundland’s southern shore. This funding will allow the company to hire consultants to analyze current technologies and processes. This work will include: Market analysis to determine detailed customer product specifications; Physiological research and ...

Marine Institute Issues Tenders for Major Development of Holyrood Marine Base

The Fisheries and Marine Institute of Memorial University has issued tenders to construct a breakwater and marginal wharf as well as reconstruct the existing wharf and install evacuation training systems at its Holyrood Marine Base. “Since opening in 2010, the Marine Institute’s Holyrood Marine Base bas become the portal to the ocean for the Memorial University community for innovative oceans education and research,” said Glenn Blackwood, vice-president, Memorial University (Marine ...

Project Helping Study of N.S. Lobster Populations: Lobster Recruitment Index from Standard Traps

The Lobster Recruitment Index from Standard Traps project began in the spring of 1999 after one of our fishermen members came to the Fishermen and Scientists Research Society (FSRS) with a project idea and our science committee was consulted. It is well known that the lobster fishery in Atlantic Canada relies on newly recruited lobsters and so this project is designed to study changes in abundance of juvenile lobsters that will be recruited into the lobster fishery in the upcoming seasons....

Innovation is Crucial for Any Industry, Including Aquaculture

The quote, “innovation is the key to success” is one that successful fisheries or aquaculture industries can live by. In order to address operational costs, farm site management concerns or even produce new and improved products, the industry is constantly innovating to stay ahead of the curve and remain competitive in the global market place. Those that do not, are swallowed by other companies or perish, essentially at their own hand. While there are many new innovations in aquacul...

NL Government Invests More Than $1 Million to Expand Bay Management Areas

The Newfoundland and Labrador provincial government announced today that it is investing more than $1 million over two years for oceanographic research to support aquaculture sustainable management practices and future expansion of the industry. The research will inform the further development of aquaculture bay management areas along Newfoundland’s South Coast. The creation of new bay management areas will help to enhance the health, biosecurity and performance of aquaculture sites as ...

Funding Announced for N.B. Aquaculture Research

New Brunswickers working in the Atlantic salmon farming industry will benefit from new research at the Université de Moncton that aims to reduce stress among fish, resulting in healthier salmon and lower costs to producers. This research is part of a national announcement of $30 million in research infrastructure in support of projects across the country, which is allowing scientists to expand their knowledge in aquaculture and other areas as diverse as architectural history and chronic ...