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Province helps support development of aquaculture centre

The Fisheries and Marine Institute of Memorial University is developing a new Regional Aquaculture Centre with the financial help of the province of Newfoundland

May 17, 2017   Food in Canada

Fishing boats at docks in the villages' harbours in Bonavista, Newfoundland, Canada.

St. John’s, Nfld. – The Fisheries and Marine Institute of Memorial University is developing a new Regional Aquaculture Centre.

The university is developing the centre in the Coast of Bays region.

In a statement from the provincial government – the ministries of Tourism, Culture, Industry and Innovation; and Fisheries and Land Resources – “the new centre will further Marine Institute’s efforts to facilitate the growth of the fisheries and marine sectors through education, training, applied research and development, and technology transfer.”

Steve Crocker, the minister of Fisheries and Land Resources, announced on behalf of Christopher Mitchelmore, minister of Tourism, Culture, Industry and Innovation; a sum of $131,500 in funding. Fisheries and Land Resources has also provided $25,000 to go towards the new centre, says the statement.

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The new centre will focus on labour market research and help identify and develop training programs for the aquaculture industry.

Photo: Bonavista, Nfld. ThinkStock


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