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ADVANCING CANADIAN FISHING INDUSTRY THROUGH RESEARCH

by wade on July 21, 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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100TH ANNIVERSARY OF SEALING DISASTER

by wade on March 31, 2014

(St. John's, NL: 31 Mar 2014) The 100th anniversary of the 1914 sealing disasters was recognized today with a commemorative service held in St. John's and organized by the Home from the Sea campaign, which was initiated by the Elliston Heritage Foundation in 2008 to build awareness about this important date in provincial history.   Read more.

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LAUNCHING SLOW FISH CANADA

by wade on December 17, 2013

Surprisingly new to Canada, Slow Fish Canada formed officially last spring as a national campaign of Slow Food Canada. A small group of fisheries advocates across the country worked together to designate October as Slow Fish Month. This involved hosting events from St. John’s to Vancouver Island. From local seafood dinners and community conversations, to educational talks by fisheries scientists, to film screenings and cooking workshops, no two events were the same. Read more.

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PROVINCIAL GOVERNMENT SUPPORTS FEDERAL APPEAL OF SEAL BAN DECISION

by wade on December 9, 2013

(St. John's, NL, Dec. 5, 2013) Mr. Speaker, I rise in this Honourable House to discuss the recent World Trade Organization ruling on Canada and Norway’s action against the European Union seal ban.
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IN RECOGNITION OF WORLD FISHERIES DAY

by wade on November 26, 2012

Nov 21, 2012: The Provincial Government joined with fishing communities throughout Canada and around the world today to celebrate World Fisheries Day, a celebration highlighting the importance of global fisheries held annually on November 21. The Honourable Derrick Dalley, Minister of Fisheries and Aquaculture, encouraged all Newfoundlanders and Labradorians to consider what the fishery means to their community, and also outlined some of the ways in which the Provincial Government has worked to manage and protect this very important industry and resource.   Read more.

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New Shrimp Research BY CFER Garners International Attention

by wade on August 9, 2012

Using high frequency echosounders Dr George Rose, scientific director for the Centre for Fisheries Ecosystem Research in St. John’s, Newfoundland, is piecing together a comprehensive picture of the distribution and behaviour of northern shrimp on the Northern Grand banks in response to ecological changes in the offshore region. His results could have huge implications for the shrimp fishery, Read more.