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January 2, 2019

Newfoundland aquaculture enters dynamic new phase

In what could be described as “aquaculture 2.0,” the Canadian province of Newfoundland and Labrador is seeing new dynamics driven by innovations, investments and support from the local government and community rarely seen in other salmon farming jurisdictions.

European farmed salmon genes in Bay of Fundy cause conflict

The Live Gene Bank report’s supplemental text listed aquaculture as a ‘likely’ source but these were speculations; no analysis was done, says DFO official.

Nordic Aquafarms company Sashimi Royal passes certification process

A sister company to Nordic Aquafarms Inc., which is planning to build a world-class, land-based salmon farm in Belfast, Maine, has received certification from Aquaculture Stewardship Council (ASC) as a sustainable and quality seafood producer.

Government injects $30M into Grieg NL's salmon farm project

The government of Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada, has come out solidly behind Grieg NL Seafarms Ltd’s $250-million aquaculture project in the province, with Premier Dwight Ball announcing a $30-million government investment in the project in the form of repayable loans.

Hiring quota will hurt industry, says NAIA

Measures proposed to boost employment in the aquaculture industry in Newfoundland and Labrador by requiring employers to set hiring quotas are counterproductive and unfair, according to the Newfoundland Aquaculture Industry Association (NAIA).

Nearly $43M for Quebec’s fish and seafood sector

The governments of Canada and the province of Quebec have announced the upcoming launch of the Quebec Fisheries Fund (QFF) – a five-year program that will provide $42.8 million in funding to the sector.

2019 Seafarmers Conference and Trade Show

January 24-25 2019
Halifax, Nova Scotia
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