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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.
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.
WORKSHOP ON TECHNOLOGY IN SUPPORT OF A SUSTAINABLE SHRIMP FISHERY
by wade on January 13, 2014
(St. John's, NL; December 13, 2013) The Marine Institute's Centre for Sustainable Aquatic Resources (CSAR) will organize a two-day workshop on Technology in Support of a Sustainable Shrimp Fishery. The workshop, supported in part by a $20,000 investment from the province, will promote the use of ecologically-friendly approaches to shrimp trawling among harvesters by educating participants about recently developed technology.
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.
SEEKING INNOVATIVE APPROACHES TO EXTRACT OMEGA 3 FROM SHRIMP WASTE
by wade on November 18, 2013
(November 14, 2013, St. John's,NL) “The Provincial Government is driving the economic success of the fishery by supporting initiatives that improve profitability and global competitiveness, which in this case involves supporting research to determine if meaningful revenue can be derived from shrimp shells,” said the the Honourable Keith Hutchings, Minister of Fisheries and Aquaculture in an announcement relerased today