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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.
INVESTING IN NEW METHOD OF EXTRACTING CHITIN FROM SHELL FISH
by wade on January 12, 2014
The Centre for Aquaculture and Seafood Development at the Marine Institute will receive $100,000 from the Fisheries Technology and New Opportunities Program to continue research into extracting chitin from shrimp shells. Chitin is a naturally occurring substance found in various shellfish species such as crab and shrimp. With its binding and absorption qualities, it can be used in a range of industrial applications, including waste water treatment, cosmetic production and medical applications such as wound dressings. Read more.
FEDS AND PROVINCE SUPPORT RURAL SEAL INDUSTRY DEVELOPMENT
by wade on December 17, 2013
(St. John's, NL, 06 December 2013) The Atlantic Seal Development Association is undertaking a new pilot project to develop high quality, value-added seal meat products, thanks in part to support from the Governments of Canada and of Newfoundland and Labrador.
The announcement was made today by the Honourable Gail Shea, Minister of Fisheries and Oceans, on behalf of the Honourable Rob Moore, Regional Minister for Newfoundland and Labrador and Minister of State (Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency), along with the Honourable Keith Hutchings, Minister of Fisheries and Aquaculture. Read more.
PROVINCE INVESTS IN ENERGY AUDIT AT BARRY GROUP PLANT
by wade on December 2, 2013
Barry Group Incorporated will receive $10,800 through the Provincial Government’s Fisheries Technology and New Opportunities Program to ensure new equipment and renovations at its shrimp plant in Anchor Point are configured to achieve energy efficiency.
NEW FISH PLANT SANITIZATION TECHNOLOGY FOR FOGO FISH PLANT
by wade on August 2, 2013
(St. John's, NL, 29 July 2013)The Fogo Island Cooperative Society will examine new sanitation technology for its shrimp operation with financial assistance through the Provincial Government’s Fisheries Technology and New Opportunities Program. The Honourable Derrick Dalley, Minister of Fisheries and Aquaculture, announced $6,000 in funding today to assist research into leading sanitation technology available in Iceland and Ireland to continue to enhance the Co-op’s sanitation practices.