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.
Concerns Raised Over Mandatory Lobster Handling Course
Please allow me some space to respond to the recent announcement by the Minister of Fisheries and Aquaculture, Keith Colwell, that lobster buyers and their designates will be required to take a mandatory lobster handling course if they wish to have their licences renewed.
My initial reaction is that this is an insult to the entire lobster industry. For generations, the handling and care of lobsters has been taught and passed on.
In the rural fishing industry, fishers wishing to follow in ...
Two Paths to the Canadian Coast Guard
Chart your course for a career with the Canadian Coast Guard.
Like any destination in life, there is more than one way to get there. This is what CCGS Teleost senior engineer Shona Dalton and Canadian Coast Guard College student Peter Mitchell have discovered.
Dalton, now 39 years old, grew up in Conception Harbour, Newfoundland and Labrador and the ocean wasn’t necessarily calling to her.
“I guess like most Newfoundlanders, it’s just there. Nothing really stands out but I can ...
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 ...