Wednesday, February 29, 2012

FIND NATHAN (British schoolteacher missing in Grand Cayman)

A MASSIVE search was continuing today to find a Cheltenham man who went missing on a Caribbean island. Nathan Clarke, 30, who is originally from Cheltenham, was reported missing on Saturday night on the island of Grand Cayman. He was last seen near Calico Jack's beach bar on West Bay Road on the Caribbean island wearing beige swimming shorts and no top.
Volunteers, police and search teams have been looking for him, a spokesman for the island's police said. A campaign has also been launched on Facebook to help raise awareness and fund helicopter search teams. Mr Clarke, who had been out with friends on the night he disappeared, had been working as a teaching assistant on the island.

For the latest reports please visit Cayman 27 News.

http://www.cayman27.com.ky/2012/02/28/latest-on-nathan-clarke-search

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Alltech AQUATE part of the Alltech aqua advantage

 “Aquaculture is the fastest growing portion of the animal industry,” said Jorge Arias, global director of Alltech’s Aqua Division. “The value in this practice is its sustainable nature. We use algae as a replacement for protein and fatty acids in the fish diet, which leads to lower feed costs and less impact on the environment. We wish to spread the word about aquaculture during our Symposium in the hope that this industry can continue its rapid development.”

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Recycling fish waste and growing plants - Aquaponics

Utilising the effluent from fish farms and feeding it to plants while retreating the water is the basics of aquaponics. Aquaponics is also behind an ambitious project called Apiva it involves the Lycée de la Canourgue college in Lozère, France, ITAVI, CIRAD in Montpellier and Bangkok, and many fish farming professionals.
Aquaponics
CIRAD and its INTREPID Joint Research Unit (Integrated & Ecological Intensification for Sustainable fish Farming), are working on this innovative aquaculture technique that associates aquaculture farms with hydroponics (soil-less cultivation on nutrient solutions), for their mutual benefit.

The initiative is also aimed at developing an innovative research and education platform centering on this new type of integrated aquaculture . A major partnership has also been established between research and development centres, agricultural colleges, French and international universities, firms, professional organisations and representatives of public authorities. Read more ...

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Cooke aquaculture is moving ahead with their expansion plans

Cooke aquaculture officials have said that the plans of the company to expand in Nova Scotia remain unchanged, despite the recent outbreak of an untreatable disease, which saw thousands of salmon culled in Shelburne Harbour. Company spokesperson Nell Halse admits it was bad news for the company when positive indications for infectious salmon anemia were found during routine testing of fish.
A farmed salmon
While unfortunate, Halse says the company expects to deal with diseases and parasites at fish farms from time to time. “Sometimes this happens,” she said, noting that her and other aquaculture companies have dealt successfully with ISA in New Brunswick. “There’s always a risk …but we have all kinds of good measures to prevent them.” Read more ...

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Tuesday, February 28, 2012

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Tamaulipas to get new shrimp aquaculture parks

The governor of Tamaulipas, Mexico, Egidio Torre Cantú, plans to complete the construction of several industrial areas that will house four shrimp aquaculture parks in late 2012. To that end, four major areas were identified along the state coast appropriate for the development of these parks, said Mauricio Etienne Llano, Undersecretary for Fisheries and Aquaculture of Tamaulipas Government.
Under the strategic project of the state, the shrimp parks will be built in an area of 13,000 hectares suitable for aquaculture developments in the areas of San Fernando, Soto la Marina, Aldama and southern Tamaulipas. Etienne Llano said they are working with the Autonomous University of Tamaulipas (UAT) and the Centre for Biological Research of the Northwest (CIBNOR) to conduct technical and production studies for the construction of the four parks. Read more ...

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Canada: A study has found traces of Listeria in ready to eat fish products

A study carried out by the University of British Columbia has found traces of listeria in ready to eat fish products, the products sole in Metro Vancouver. UBC food microbiologist Kevin Allen tested a total of 40 ready-to-eat fish samples prior to their best before date. Purchased from seven large chain stores and 10 small retailers in Metro Vancouver, these products included lox, smoked tuna, candied salmon and fish jerky.

Mr Allen says although the listeria monocytogenes levels in the ready-to-eat fish products met federal guidelines, the bacteria can multiply during handling and storage – particularly toward the end of shelf life. “Additional handling of ready-to-eat foods in stores, such as slicing, weighing, and packaging, may increase the potential for cross-contamination,” says Mr Allen. “While listeria bacteria can be killed by high heat, most people eat these fish products without further cooking.”  Read more ...

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Monday, February 27, 2012

ANDRITZ FEED & BIOFUEL - process technologies and systems


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Atlantic salmon federation

The Conservation Fund Freshwater Institute (TCFFI) and the Atlantic Salmon Federation (ASF) are very pleased with the health, growth , and quality of farmed Atlantic salmon that TCFFI is now harvesting from land-based, closed-containment facilities in Shepherdstown, West Virginia. Since May, 2011, ASF and TCFFI have grown salmon of Saint John, NB river strain and have achieved exceptional quality and survival of the fish.
Closed-containment system for fish farming. (Photo: freshwaterinstitute.org)
ASF President Bill Taylor said, "These fish are doing very well and the trial is proving that we don't need the ocean to produce farmed Atlantic salmon for market. Our fish are getting good reviews on their taste and attracting attention from government, industry, and conservation-oriented consumers."

"We plan", continued Mr. Taylor, "to hold a workshop at our headquarters in St. Andrews, NB in October 2012 to provide mentoring resources and emerging information on farming salmon in closed containment facilities. The workshop is intended to assist the salmon aquaculture industry, government regulators, funders and conservation advocates in making future decisions on the use of closed-containment systems for farming salmon in New England, the mid-Atlantic, and Atlantic Canada." Read more ...

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New compendium expected to be highly valuable all involved in aquaculture

A first of its kind compendium which was funded by Department of Bio Technology (DBT), under the Ministry of Science and Technology, Government of India has been compiled by Dr A S Sahul Hameed, Associate Professor of Zoology at the A Abdul Hakeem College in Melvisharam.

“Given the fact that the world today faces unforeseen challenges like environmental degradation, health hazards and climate change, which have an adverse impact on the food and energy sector, an intelligent approach to research on microbes will have an incredible number of applications in food, fisheries, medicine, industry and agriculture,” said Hameed. Read more ...

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DTI Quezon held a pangasius value chain analysis planning/workshop

The Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) Quezon held a pangasius value chain analysis planning/ workshop on February 21 at the DTI Quezon provincial office this city in preparation for the development of the pangasius industry in the province.
Pangasius Fingerlings
Pablito Budoy of DTI Quezon said "the planning workshop was attended by representatives/enablers from the Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR), Quezon National Agricultural School (QNAS), TESDA, Office of the Provincial Agriculturist, Office of the City Agriculturist as well as entrepreneurs comprising of pond operators, pangasius breeders, and traders". Read more ...

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Friday, February 24, 2012

Uganda Government policy to boost aquaculture

Uganda's Ministry of Agriculture, Animal Industry and Fisheries are soon to ratify a new policy expected to favour aquaculture and boost fish farming. The National Investment Policy on Aquaculture Parks in Uganda, still in its draft form, seeks to increase the value of aquaculture production from the current 90,000 tons valued at US$180 million (about Shs400 billion) annually to at least 300,000 tons by 2016.

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At the draft validation meeting, the acting Commissioner for Fisheries, Mr Love Wadanya, said fish farms will be mandated to develop environmentally-friendly technology for both land and water fish farming, while at the same time comply with Environmental Impact Assessments. "Our water is still virgin and clean, while putting parks we want to ensure the water remains clean for years to come by developing environmentally-friendly aquaculture technologies, " Mr Wadanya said. Read more ...

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Cambodia looking at new laws for aquaculture

Cambodian fish farmers
In Cambodia, new laws are being drafted to help promote and regulate the aquaculture industry in Cambodia. The law would aim to manage and regulate the way aquaculture and fish farmers handle operations and will try to ensure that the farmers’ methods do not affect the country’s biodiversity, Fisheries Administration general director Nao Thuok said. 

He added that the draft law was still in its discussion phase and would be finalised after further debate. Van Po, who has been farming fries, or small or young fish, in Takeo province for the past 10 years, said he welcomed the news. He said that authorities had sometimes tried to illegally demand money when they transported the fries to customers. “I would be so happy if there was a law defending aquaculture farmers.” Read more ...

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Objections raised over €3.5 million fish farm

Commissioners of Bantry Bay Harbour have lodged objections to the Marine Harvest company's proposals on the grounds of location. Michael Hennebry, chairman of the harbour commissioners, said a report prepared by a deputy harbour master said the proposed fish farm was "too close" to tanker anchorage for Whiddy Island oil storage terminal and to a "boarding point for pilots".
Bantry Bay Southwest Ireland
One of the points highlighted in the letter related to the company's argument that waste from the farm will pass directly "out into the Atlantic Ocean". "It has not been proven the currents and water movements in the bay will ensure waste from the salmon farm will pass directly from the salmon farms 'out into the Atlantic Ocean'. Previous studies have in fact shown that water exchange in Bantry Bay is low, and sediments and waste material will move east into the head of Bantry Bay," Read more ...

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Thursday, February 23, 2012

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Offshore Mariculture 2012 is an international two-day conference

Offshore Mariculture 2012 is an international two-day conference on the offshore fish farming business. Aimed at growing offshore fish farming businesses the conference will explore the progress and prospects for offshore aquaculture in European and international waters. Following the successful previous events, Malta 2006, Alicante 2008 and Dubrovnik, Croatia 2010, the fourth Offshore Mariculture Conference will be held at the Hilton Hotel Izmir, Turkey on the  October 17-19, 2012.  The two day technical conference will be followed by a third day dedicated to a visit to an offshore fish farm.

The fourth Offshore Mariculture conference is a must attend event for business involved in the rapidly expanding sector of the aquaculture market, and will bring industry professionals together to network, discuss topical issues and exchange information and ideas. The conference program will include presentations on key policy and research updates together with practical offshore farming operations, update on manufacturers’ latest products, spatial planning and monitoring, spotlight on Turkey and case studies from Turkish and international fish farmers.

The Specific Focus on Turkey will attract Government officials from farming nations looking to learn how they can adapt Turkey’s successful spatial planning policy into their own Ministries of Fisheries/Environment and Tourism. In addition International farming companies and suppliers looking to enter/invest in the Turkish market will be in attendance.

For more information and details on how to register your interest and for the free e Newsletter, please visit the Conference website: http://www.offshoremariculture.com/home

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Quality salmon is produced in closed containment trails

The Conservation Fund Freshwater Institute (TCFFI) in Canada and the Atlantic Salmon Federation (ASF) have been working together on trails of closed containment aquaculture. Both organisations are very pleased with the health and growth and the quality of the farmed Atlantic salmon that TCFFI is now harvesting from land-based, closed-containment facilities in Shepherdstown, West Virginia.

ASF President Bill Taylor said: “These fish are doing very well and the trial is proving that we don’t need the ocean to produce farmed Atlantic salmon for market. Our fish are getting good reviews on their taste and attracting attention from government, industry, and conservation-oriented consumers.” Read more ...

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Aquaculture is profitable but has many challenging issues

Tilapia refers to a group of almost hundred fish species that mostly live in freshwater bodies. They are a highly nutritious food source. Tilapia is low in saturated fat and is a good protein source. It also contains the micro-nutrients; phosphorus, niacin, selenium, vitamin B12 and potassium. The fish therefore generally vary in appearance and size.

Tilapia cage pen
Ms Theresa Namisango, who rears fish at St Jude Fish Farm in Senya, Kingo sub-county in Lwengo district, says that the colour of the fish differs depending on the type of breed. Though fish farming is profitable as a source of income, there are a number of challenges that hinder realising its full commercial potential. Read more ...

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Grieg Seafood BC Ltd, charged over seals death

Sea lions near Sonora Island BC
Grieg Seafood BC Ltd, a West Coast salmon farm company that owns and operates 21 farms on the British Columbia coast, has been charged with violating the fisheries act at three different
locations.“The charges appear to refer to the accidental drowning of 52 California sea lions and one harbour seal over a six-month period in early 2010, all of which were immediately reported to the Department of Fisheries and Oceans (DFO) by Grieg Seafood BC,” the company said in a statement on Wednesday.

 A court document filed by Gregory Barton Rusel, a fishery officer based in Gold River on the northwest coast of Vancouver Island, states the company “did unlawfully destroy marine animals by drowning." Seven counts deal with the deaths of an unspecified number of sea lions, and two counts are related to the deaths of an unspecified number of seals. The Department of Fisheries and Oceans did not immediately have a spokesperson available to discuss the case, but an official in the communications branch said it appears to be the first time such charges have been laid in BC. Read more ...

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Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Saltwater fish grown in Arkansas

Atlantic Croaker
At the University of Arkansas partnered with the University of Tennessee and Texas A&M University they have been growing saltwater fish. For the last three years on a project funded by the USDA’s Southern Regional Aquaculture Center to develop croakers as an inland, low-salinity marine bait fish species.The Atlantic croaker Micropogonias undulatus is a candidate for multiple-purpose aquaculture production as a bait-fish and food fish. Atlantic croakers are a popular live bait fish for several saltwater recreational angling species such as spotted sea trout.

The Atlantic croaker is a US native that occurs throughout the Atlantic and Gulf of Mexico from New York to Mexico. Atlantic croaker have the ability to utilise a multitude of food resources including plankton, detritus, plant material, small fish, and invertebrates, and they adapt well to manufactured diets. Atlantic croakers are capable of rapid growth with a short life-span of 2-4 years. Read more ...

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Venture Southland one step ahead in New Zealand

As the New Zealand strategy for aquaculture is prepared by the Government, Venture Southland is one step ahead, its aquaculture project which is supported by the New Zealand Trade and Enterprise regional strategic fund, is almost complete and looks at how aquaculture could be developed in Southland.

Venture Southland enterprise and strategic projects group manager Steve Canny said a report on the project had been peer reviewed and was almost ready for publication. "We looked at developing new and existing opportunities within the aquaculture industry and aim to make export earnings for the region." he said. This would be done on and off shore and would not compromise the environment. Read more ...

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Port Mouton Bay in Nova Scotia oppose any aquaculture fish farms

A group calling themselves Friends of Port Mouton Bay have forward a motion in the long battle they have had to keep aquaculture companies from creating any fish farms in the Bay area. They want the province to permanently stop fish farms from setting up in Port Mouton Bay. To achieve their goals of stopping any aquaculture setting up, they have ask the Minister of Fisheries and Aquaculture Sterling Belliveau to declare the bay as unsuitable for aquaculture.
Port Mouton Bay, Nova Scotia
The group was in council on February 20, asking the Region to support the idea by writing a formal letter to the minister and other political leaders. The group are not against aquaculture as an industry, they just feel that Port Mouton Bay is not suitable for aquaculture, Peter Muttart one of the presenters said “We recognise the value of fish farming. Fish farming could take the pressure off wild stock,” Read more ...

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Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Taiwan helps Belize in tilapia project

Taiwan and Belize are working together in a five year project in rural areas to produce tilapia, so that the people will have an ample supply of fish protein in their diet. The project was undertaken by the government of Belize with technical support from Taiwan, the Minister of Agriculture and Fisheries, René Montero, signed an agreement to implement the project with the Republic of China’s Ambassador in Belize, H.E. David Wu, at the Taiwanese Embassy in Belize City on Monday, February 13.
Training of fisherman in fish farming in Belize
One of the key aims of this project is to make small scale tilapia farming a recognised and permanent feature of the agriculture sector in Belize. This initial phase of the project will increase production of tilapia fingerlings from 110,000 to one million units by the end of the five-year project period. Read more ...

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Petition submitted to classify GE salmon as unsafe food additive

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has been petitioned by consumer groups Food & Water Watch, Consumers Union and the Center for Food Safety asking the FDA to classify and evaluate Aquabounty'sAquAdvantage” genetically engineered (GE) salmon and all of its components as a food additive.

“The data FDA has on GE salmon, which were supplied by Aquabounty, are incomplete, biased, and cannot be relied upon to show that the GE salmon is safe to consume,” said Food & Water Watch Executive Director Wenonah Hauter. “Aquabounty’s own study showed that GE salmon may contain increased levels of IGF-1, a hormone that helps accelerate the growth of the transgenic fish and is linked to breast, colon, prostate, and lung cancer.” Read more ...

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Cooke aquaculture not to pursue the project at Jordan Bay

After the recent suspected outbreak of Infectious salmon anemia or anaemia (ISA), Cooke aquaculture has decided to cancel a project at Jordan Bay from a list of proposed aquaculture sites, because the company does not wish to pursue the plan at this time. This comes after the outbreak of ISA at one of its Nova Scotia fish farms operated by subsidiary Kelly Cove Salmon Ltd.

Cooke released a statement Friday saying it euthanised two cages of fish from one of its Nova Scotia fish farms because of a suspected outbreak of infectious salmon anemia. The company is awaiting the results of tests and has not said where the farm is located, but residents of Shelburne County have said the suspected outbreak occurred in their community. Infectious salmon anemia is a naturally occurring virus that spreads slowly and is present in wild fish in many parts of the world, including Eastern Canada and the United States, said Cooke’s statement. Read more ...

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Monday, February 20, 2012

Experienced international sales and marketing person

Perendale Publishers Limited generates more than 90 percent of its advertising revenues (from its three industry trade titles) from international and overseas companies and clients. We are looking to fill a full-time position of International Sales & Marketing Manager to manage existing clients, but more importantly to seek out new advertisers. We will appoint an individual with at least 5 years experience in international sales, has a firm understanding of both digital and print media, writes well, can communicate easily by phone, email and face-to-face and has an engaging personality that crosses cultural boundaries.

The successful candidate will work with a small sales team from our Cheltenham, UK office and target a wide variety of businesses on all continents. The role will report to the managing director. Remuneration will be approximately UK£35,000 per annum, based on the successful candidate’s experience. Some international travel is required but will not be extensive. An additional language such as Spanish, Mandarin or French would be beneficial.

If you want to join this progressive publishing company where your input will make an important contribution to the company’s overall success, please email your CV plus a short explanation of your current circumstances in either an eight to 10-page Powerpoint or Slideshare resume in the first instance to:

Roger Gilbert, Perendale Publishers Limited, Cheltenham, UK (rogerg@perendale.co.uk)

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Newly formed association asks for moratorium on open pen aquaculture

A newly formed association on Nova Scotia Eastern Shore called The Association for the Preservation of the Eastern Shore, is asking for a moratorium on open pen aquaculture licenses in the province. The newly formed association made up of tourism, business and conservation groups, as well as many residents of the area, believe that the current method of fish farming poses too much of a threat.

A spokeswomen for the association Marike Finlay said "We are for closed pen salmon aquaculture which can flourish and which could be set up here and would create employment here and would create a product actually that is environmentally sustainable as well as healthier,". Read more ...

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Scottish salmon brands look to Dubai for export growth

Scotland's salmon premium brands are looking to increase export growth in the Middle East later in the week. Rouge Scottish Salmon takes centre stage in a major gastronomic competition hosted at Gulfood, the world’s largest food and hospitality show, in Dubai February 19–22. Organised by the Emirates Culinary Guild and endorsed by the World Association of Chefs’ Societies, the premium fish is to feature in the Seafood Class of the Emirates Salon Culinaire competition.

Scott Landsburgh, Chief Executive of promotional body Scottish Quality Salmon, said: "We are delighted to be returning to one of the world’s most exciting cities. Dubai is internationally recognised as a five-star destination that understands the value and importance of a quality experience. Food is an important part of this equation and Scottish salmon is increasingly attracting levels of interest and take up from the extensive array of top quality hotels in the United Arab Emirates and around the region". Read more ...

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Salmon virus, suspected outbreak at Nova Scotia fish-farm operation

An outbreak of salmon virus at a New Brunswick based company was suspected after the company had issued a statement about having to kill the salmon in two cages, at one of its farms. The company said in the statement that it had killed the fish after a routine test on its stocks on February 10. The Canadian Food Inspection Agency said that it was investigating the claims of the suspected outbreak of Infectious salmon anemia virus (ISA).

Director of the agency aquatic animal health program, Con Kiley, said that information can’t be made public because of privacy concerns. “We do not confirm the exact location or the owners of facilities,” said Kiley, though he added the company killed thousands of fish as a pre-emptive measure and is under quarantine. Read more ...

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Friday, February 17, 2012

500,000 jobs in aquaculture targeted by Lagos

The Lagos State Government is targeting 500,000 jobs in the fisheries sector in the next five years. This will be actualised through aquaculture, an area the government intends to increase fish production to one million metric tonnes within the same period. Mr Fashola, who spoke through the Commissioner for Agriculture and Cooperatives, Prince Gbolahan Lawal, said the state has done a lot to make the agric transformation agenda a success.

He said "the state has built a three-ton per hour rice milling plant to boost local rice production and increase the lands available for cultivation from 30 to 250 hectares". He said the government is planning to increase it to 1000 hectares. Read more ...

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Thursday, February 16, 2012

Aquaculture in Brunei could contribute $200 million by 2023

The aquaculture industry in Brunei has been identified as one of the sectors in the fisheries industry which has the potential to contribute to the economy of Brunei. Several area's and strategic locations have been developed for fish and prawn breeding. this was highlighted by the Acting Director of Fisheries, Awg Hj Sabri bin Hj Mohd Taha at the launch of a two-day Good Aquaculture Practices (GAP) seminar.

"The aquaculture sector is expected to contribute US$200 million (€153.894 million) by the year 2023, which is about 50 percent of the overall fisheries industry". He added, "with the completion of these sites, areas for aquaculture activities will multiply and would increase production in the fisheries sector. It is hoped that production from this sector would become one of the core fisheries industry product especially for the export market". Read more ...

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Newfoundland and Labrador’s aquaculture industry is growing rapidly

At a conference of the Newfoundland Aquaculture Industry Association (NAIA), in Gander, the Provincial  Fisheries Minister Darin King addressed the delegates on the success and continued growth and prosperity of the aquaculture industry in the province.

A Newfoundland mussel farm (Photo by NAIA)
“Newfoundland and Labrador’s aquaculture industry is growing rapidly,” King said. “This conference provided me with the opportunity to connect with suppliers and producers after a very positive year of cooperation between all stakeholders. Over the next few days, my officials will also take the opportunity to discuss the growth and future of this vital industry for rural parts of our province with those directly involved.” Read more ...

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