Saturday, October 21, 2017

Industry News

Report completed into death of North Atlantic right whales

Blunt force trauma is being blamed for the death of at least four North Atlantic right whales in the Gulf of St. Lawrence last...

Fishery Politics

Officials investigating discovery of dead fish

Federal and provincial government officials are investigating a fish kill in Hyde Creek in Cornwall on October 10.The discovery was reported to the Cornwall...

Brad Trivers calls for dedicated deputy fisheries minister

Rustico-Emerald MLA Brad Trivers says if he’s successful in winning the Progressive Conservative leadership, the appointment of a dedicated deputy minister of fisheries will...

Enviroment

AquaBounty wins biotechnology award

AquaBounty, the company behind the development of the first genetically-engineered fish species licensed for sale in North America, is the winner of the Gold...

Tuna reallocation fishery open

The Department of Fisheries and Oceans has approved the release of 108 tags for the Canadian tuna reallocation fishery, which opened Sept. 29.The first...

Research

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Participants chosen for halibut longline survey

The P.E.I. Fishermen’s Association recently held a draw to choose participants to assist in the 2017 4RST Halibut Longline Science Survey.Participants assist in the...
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Participants sought for halibut longline science survey

The P.E.I. Fishermen’s Association is seeking approximately 11 participants to assist in the anticipated approval of the 2017 4RST Halibut Longline Science Survey.Participants will...
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AVC participating in salmon research project

The Atlantic Veterinary College at the University of P.E.I., is participating in a pan-Atlantic research initiative to improve the health and welfare of cultured...
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Scientists develop tasty solution to green crab invasion

Considered one of the 10 “most unwanted,” and ranked among the 100-worst alien invasive species worldwide, green crab (Carcinus maenas, aka shore crab, harbor...
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Islanders take part in international lobster workshop

Several players in the P.E.I. lobster industry took part in the International Conference and Workshop on the Lobster held in early June in Portland...
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UNB wants new centre to revolutionize marine manufacturing

The new Marine Additive Manufacturing Centre of Excellence at the University of New Brunswick in Fredericton is the first of its kind in Canada...

Commentary: Fishery over-dependence on lobster a ‘gilded trap’ scientists warn

Last month in this space, I wrote abundant lobster catches over the past several years are likely a bubble, and suggested supply sustainability could...
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