Innovators: Fisheries

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Collaboration Between Newfoundland and Labrador and Iceland Continues to Grow

by Barry Snow on June 12, 2015

A memorandum of understanding (MOU) was signed on Thursday, June 11, between the Fisheries and Marine Institute (MI) of Memorial University of Newfoundland and Matís Ltd. will provide a framework for the advancement of fisheries and oceans-related education, training and research and development between Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada, and Iceland.   Read more.

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MEMBER OF ICELAND OCEAN CLUSTER AWARDED 2015 ICELAND INNOVATION PRIZE

by Barry Snow on April 11, 2015

  Icelandic company Zymetech, which develops and manufactures formulations containing marine-derived enzymes for therapeutic application, received the 2015 Iceland Innovation Prize yesterday morning.   Minister of Industry and Commerce Ragnheiður Elín Árnadóttir presented Zymetech’s research and development manager Ágústa Guðmundsdóttir, who is also a professor of food chemistry at the University of Iceland, with the prize.   Read more.

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FISHERIES RESEARCH RECEIVES A BOOST FROM THE PROVINCE

by wade on February 25, 2015

(St. John's, NL: 19 Feb. 2015) Fisheries science research on three different species will be advanced with support from the provincial government. The Honourable Vaughn Granter, Minister of Fisheries and Aquaculture, today announced $92,850 through the Fisheries Research Grant Program to help the Centre for Fisheries Ecosystems Research study mackerel, cod, and halibut. Read more.

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ICELANDIC SANITATION SYSTEM TO BE INSTALLED IN FOGO CO-OP PLANT

by wade on January 29, 2015

Whole-facility sanitation technology that is new to the seafood processing industry in Newfoundland and Labrador will be installed at a processing plant on Fogo Island and tested by D-Tech, an Icelandic technology ocean cluster company. The initiative is being conducted in co-operation with Fogo Island Co-operative Society(FICS) with $55 thousand in assistance from the provincial government's Fisheries Technology and New Opportunities Program. Read more.

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NORTH ATLANTIC FISH & WORKBOAT SHOW 2014

by Admin on December 4, 2014

(St. John’s, NL; 01 Dec. 2014) Oil and gas, fish processors, commercial fisheries, and aquaculture were included in the industries represented at the 2014 edition of the North Atlantic Fish & Workboat Show, held 28 - 29 Nov 2014, Mile One Centre, St. John's, the capital of Canada's easternmost province, Newfoundland and Labrador.   Read more.

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GOOGLE JOINS ENVIRONMENTAL GROUPS FOR TRACKING ILLEGAL FISHING IN OCEANS

by Admin on November 20, 2014

(15 Nov. 2014) To halt unlawful over-fishing across the globe, Google has announced that it will join forces with environmental groups SkyTruth and Oceana. Associated Press has reported that besides providing financial support to the effort, the company will also be using its cutting-edge mapping technology.   Read more.

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MARINE INSTITUTE HOSTS INTERNATIONAL SMART GEAR COMPETITION

by wade on October 20, 2014

(St. John's, NL: 14 Oct. 2014) Every day, the team at the Fisheries and Marine Institute of Memorial University’s Centre for Sustainable Aquatic Resources work in the world’s largest flume tank designing and testing fishing gear including methods to reduce fisheries bycatch.
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ADVANCING CANADIAN FISHING INDUSTRY THROUGH RESEARCH

by wade on July 22, 2014

(14 July 2014) Studying the approaches used in Norway and Iceland to generate maximum returns from cod and other groundfish resources was the primary focus for Keith Hutchings, Minister of Fisheries and Aquaculture, during a recent trip to both countries.
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CCFAM MEET TO REAFFIRM NATIONAL INTENTION TO STRENGTHEN FISHERIES AND AQUACULTURE

by wade on July 7, 2014

(Calgary, Alberta; 26 June 2014) Federal, Provincial and Territorial Ministers met today at the  Canadian Council of Fisheries and Aquaculture Ministers (CCFAM) annual meeting to reinforce their commitment to job creation, economic growth and long-term prosperity, through sustainability and a broad range of fisheries and aquaculture issues.
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INVESTING $5M IN FISHERIES SCIENCE FOR LONG-TERM SUSTAINABILITY

by wade on April 22, 2014

(St. John's, NL: 07 April 2014) Continuous investment in fisheries science by the Provincial Government is increasing knowledge about the province’s fish stocks in a changing ecosystem, and helping to ensure the overall sustainability of Newfoundland and Labrador’s fishing industry.
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