Fisheries and Aquaculture - 2008

January, February, March, April, May, June,
July, August, September, October, November, December


January 11
Provincial Government Says Much Progress Has Been Made on the Seal Hunt

January 25
Provincial Government Contributes $10,000 to Second Annual Student Seafood Cooking Competition

January 28
Media Advisory: Minister to Address Atlantic Coldwater Shrimp Conference

January 31
Atlantic Coldwater Shrimp Conference a Great Success
Media Advisory: Minister to Attend Meeting of Atlantic Council of Fisheries and Aquaculture Ministers


February 19
Provincial Government Moving Forward With Coastal and Ocean Management

February 20
Provincial Government Releases 2007 Seafood Industry Year in Review Report

February 22
Provincial Government Continues Participation in Boston Seafood Show in 2008

February 27
Province Builds on Positive Fisheries Partnership with Municipalities Newfoundland and Labrador



March 3
Media Advisory: Minister to Attend Third North Atlantic Seafood Forum Conference

March 7
Province Explores Seafood Industry Development in Europe

March 14
Province to Participate in Celebration of Sealing Industry

Media Advisory: Minister to Participate in Celebration of Sealing Industry

March 19
Province Continuing Fishing Industry Safety Efforts Through Vessel Safety Seminar

Ministerial Statement - New Secondary Processing Licence for Grand Bank Seafoods

March 20
Province Alarmed by PETA 2 Attack on Canadian Sealers
Province to Explore Aquaculture Challenges, Business Opportunities and Best Practices in Southern Chile


April 7
Ministerial Statement - Chilean Mission Provides Key Insights for Strategic Expansion of Provincial Aquaculture Sector

April 14
Proposed EU Ban on Seal Products

April 22
Provincial Government Continuing Market Development Efforts in Europe

April 24
Ministerial Statement - Update on Cooke Aquaculture Operations in Newfoundland and Labrador

April 25
West Coast Company to Benefit from Fisheries Technology and New Opportunities Program

April 28
Newfoundland and Labrador Calls on Federal Government to Reveal Plan to Prevent EU Ban on Canadian Seal Products

April 29
Budget 2008 Investments in Natural Resources, Business and Tourism Sectors Will Strengthen Province for Future Generations
Budget 2008 Targets Opportunities That Foster Development of Knowledge-based Industries
Unprecedented Investment of $673 Million Enhances and Restores Provincial Infrastructure


May 2
Provincial Government Supporting Exploration and Development of New Value-Added Mussel Products

May 5
More Than $263,000 Approved Under Fisheries Technology and New Opportunities Program

May 6
Ministerial Statement - Reopening of Processing Facility at Fortune

May 14
Ministerial Statement - More than $600,000 approved under Fisheries Technology and New Opportunities Program

May 20
Province Calls on Federal Government to Implement Ice Compensation Measures


June 9
Provincial Government Continues its Support of Fast Growing Industry During Aquaculture Week 2008

June 11
Media Advisory: Minister to Make Aquaculture Announcement in Conne River

June 12
Province's South Coast to Benefit from $7.8 Million in Aquaculture Investment

June 13
Provincial Government Providing Funding for Voluntary Fish Auction Pilot Project

June 17
Minister Congratulates Dr.Jon Lien on Investiture into Order of Canada

June 18
Provincial Government Assists Communities to Implement Coastal and Oceans Management Practices

June 27
New Fisheries Scholarship to Assist Students and Increase Industry Awareness


July 11
Province Calls on Federal Government to Prepare for Trade Action Against European Union

July 16
Provincial Government Supporting Efforts to Reduce Energy Costs in Fish Processing Sector

July 21
Provincial Government Supporting Initiative to Reduce Processing Time in Pelagic Sector

July 24
Newfoundland and Labrador Extremely Disappointed with Recent Action by EU Commission to Move Forward With Proposed Seal Ban

July 30
Company to Assess New Opportunities for Ocean Perch with Provincial Funding


August 13
Funding Provided to FFAW for Lobster Resource Assessment

August 18
Shrimp Processing Project Helps to Develop Products for International Markets

August 20
Provincial Government Congratulates Shrimp Fishery on Receiving International Certification

August 21
Media Advisory: Minister to Attend Reception Celebrating the Certification of Shrimp Fishery


September 2
Findings Released for Phase Two of Coastal Oceans Issues Scan

September 5
Provincial Government Releases Report on Seafood Marketing

September 17
Provincial Government Supports Fishing Vessel Energy Efficiency Initiative


October 6
Significant Trade Offs for Modest Gains Once Again Compromise Provincial Objectives at NAFO

October 8
Province Questions Statement on Custodial Management

October 21
Baited Cod Pot Fishery Project Completed on Fogo Island

October 23
Provincial Government Funds Project for Reduction of Halibut By-Catch

October 27
Media Advisory: Minister to Announce Revised Seafood Processing Policy Framework and Licensing Decisions
Revised Seafood Processing Framework Announced
Processing Licence Transfers Announced for Conche and LaScie



November 7
Department of Fisheries and Aquaculture Scholarship Awarded

November 18
Media Advisory: Ministers to Speak at Biennial Convention of Labrador Fishermen’s Union Shrimp Company Limited

November 20
Labrador Accomplishments Highlighted During Labrador Fishermen’s Union Shrimp Company Biennial Conference

November 26
Lobster Hatchery Pilot Project Funded for Placentia Bay



December 3
Ministerial Statement - Support for Green Crab Mitigation Pilot Project

December 15
Fisheries Technology and New Opportunities Program Funds Study of X-Ray Inspection Technology

December 18
Production Value of Provincial Fishery Expected to Exceed $1 Billion for 2008


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