Innovators: NEWS POSTS



Norwegian Study on Newfoundland Cod Potting

by wade on August 23, 2011

By Andrew Safer(Previously published in Fishing News International, London, UK, February 2011): Three Norwegian fisheries scientists and one fisherman are recommending that a baited cod pot designed and used in Newfoundland be tried in Norwegian waters. Representing SINTEF, the Norwegian College of Fisheries Science, NOFIMA (the Norwegian Institute of Food, Fisheries and Aquaculture Research), and the Fisherman’s Union, the team visited St. John’s last November. Read more.

Ocean Research Advisory Panel Nominations for Membership now closed

by wade on August 22, 2011

The National Ocean Council’s (NOC) Ocean Research Advisory Panel (ORAP)has oficially closed the period for nominations for membership.  The deadline was September 15, 2011. Read more.

Canadian Hybrid Research Vessel

by wade on August 16, 2011

By Keith Henderson as published on line by Further details on the research vessel project of the University of Victoria, British Columbia, have been released specifying the conversion of the former 1985-built coastguard vessel Tsekoa II. The vessel will be used to investigate changing coastal
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Pro-Dive Marine takes Delivery of Powerful New Panther ROV

by wade on August 15, 2011

Pro-Dive Marine Services is the first company in Canada to take delivery of the powerful new Panther XT Plus work ROV manufactured by Saab Seaeye. David Squires, president of Newfoundland-based Pro-Dive, believes the new design of ROV will add a significant work resource to Canada’s East Coast offshore operations.   Read more.


Lotek Achieves Breakthrough with Miniature “Message in a Bottle”

by wade on August 15, 2011

By Andrew Safer: 215 Atlantic salmon smolts were fitted with archival tags and released into the ocean from Campbellton River near Lewisporte this past May. This is the first time that such small, juvenile fish packed miniaturized tracking devices on their migration from a river to the ocean and back. Read more.