Fisheries, Forestry and Agrifoods
December 21, 2016
Building a Strong Seafood Industry
Seafood Innovation and Transition Program Boosts Industry Growth, Diversification in 2016
Newfoundland and Labrador’s Seafood Innovation and Transition Program has provided over $2 million to support innovation and development for 37 initiatives throughout the province’s seafood industry. The program was announced in Budget 2016 with a focus on helping the seafood industry transition to a groundfish-based fishery.
“Today, I am pleased to announce that to date this funding has assisted our seafood industry in leveraging a total of approximately $3.5 million from other sources. By bolstering technology and innovation in harvesting, processing, aquaculture and marketing, our industry can improve quality, reduce costs and be increasingly competitive in the global marketplace.”
- The Honourable Steve Crocker, Minister of Fisheries, Forestry and Agrifoods
The Seafood Innovation and Transition Program is designed to support growth and diversification in the province’s seafood sector, including initiatives to make the transition from shellfish to a groundfish-dominated industry in the future.
“Boosting the viability of groundfish supports our vision as outlined in The Way Forward. Last year the production value of our seafood sector exceeded $1.2 billion. We believe that by taking a proactive partnership approach with industry today, we will be able to successfully position our industry for growth and innovation into the future.”
- Minister Crocker
A complete list of the projects funded to date can be found in the backgrounder below.
This initiative supports commitments made in The Way Forward: A Vision for Sustainability and Growth in Newfoundland and Labrador, available online at www.gov.nl.ca. The vision guides Provincial Government actions to achieve greater efficiency, strengthen the province’s economic foundation, enhance services, and improve outcomes to promote a healthy and prosperous province.
- Over $2 million has been awarded to 37 projects through the Seafood Innovation and Transition Program in 2016.
- This funding has allowed the industry to leverage an additional $3.5 million in 2016.
- The program is designed to support growth and diversification in the province’s seafood sector, including initiatives to make the transition from shellfish to a groundfish-dominated industry.
- For more information on the Seafood Innovation and Transition Program, please visit www.fishaq.gov.nl.ca/research_development/research/.
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Media Relations Manager
Department of Fisheries, Forestry and Agrifoods
The Provincial Government has provided funding for 37 initiatives under the Seafood Innovation and Transition Program in 2016:
|Proponent||Project Title||Provincial Contribution in 2016|
|Canadian Centre for Fisheries Innovation||Ranched Cod Feeding Optimization||$34,443|
|Beothic Fish Processors Ltd.||Processed Dry Fish Products - Phase III||$74,400|
|Newfoundland Aquaculture Industry Association (NAIA)||Aquaculture Promotion||$55,000|
|Allen’s Fisheries Ltd.||Development of an Automated Racking and Palletizing System||$100,000|
|Atlantic Treasure||Capelin Market and Technology||$79,425|
|HSF Ocean Products Ltd.||Onboard Handling Technology||$100,000|
|Dandy Dan’s Fish Market Ltd.||Purchase a Marel Portioning Technology||$88,732|
|Centre for Sustainable Aquatic Resources||Develop and Test a New Cod Pot Design||$77,410|
|MUN - Ocean Sciences||Cleaner Fish Project - Phase 2||$30,000|
|James Chidley||Purchase Insulated Tubs||$4,340|
|Marine Institute||PrimeFish Canada - Year 2||$97,590|
|Baxter S. Stokes||Tuck Seining Herring and Capelin||$73,901|
|Centre for Aquaculture and Seafood Development (CASD)||Coolnova Technologies Optimization Trials – Phase II||$43,975|
|Jason Sullivan||Slurry Ice System Infrastructure||$73,981|
|Icewater Seafoods Inc.||Installation of a Innova Solutions System||$100,000|
|Fisheries Science Stewardship and Sustainability Board (FSSSB)||Mitigation of European Green Crab in Fortune Bay||$59,299|
|Centre for Fisheries Ecosystem Research||Residency and Stock Dynamics of Cod – Year 1||$47,310|
|NAIA||Cod Grow-out Advancement Project||$83,000|
|WWF – Canada||Northern Cod Fishery Improvement Project – Year II||$79,500|
|CASD||Technological Improvements to the End-of-Line Handling||$39,068|
|Marine Institute (CASD)||Cod Pilot Project - Conche||$61,292|
|Marine Institute (CASD)||Halibut Quality Initiative||$26,005|
|Hubert Hedderson||Purchase Insulated Fish Containers||$4,719|
|Troy Hardy||Purchase and Install a Mustad Autoline System||$94,697|
|Kevin Hardy||Onboard Groundfish Handling System||$21,400|
|Doug Trainor||Purchase Deck Equipment||$40,145|
|Notus Electronics Ltd.||Evaluating a Trawl-Mounted Echo Sounder||$30,698|
|CASD||LMW Salmon Peptide III||$30,000|
|David G. Chidley||Purchase Fish Hold Boxes||$6,227|
|FSSSB||Cod Quality Phase II||$100,000|
|Torngat Fish Producers Co-Operative Society Ltd.||Experimental Whelk Fishery||$18,740|
|JBCE Fisheries Ltd.||Purchase and Install a Mustad Autoline System||$96,410|
|Green Seafoods Ltd.||Product and Market Development||$60,000|
|Norlantic Processors Ltd.||Purchase a Deep Water ROV||$27,219|
|Fish, Food and Allied Workers||Harvesting the Potential of 3N0 Whelk||$87,095|
|North Atlantic Marine Services and Supplies Inc.||Service and Supply Mustad Autoline Systems||$4,512|
|Hailey Bear Enterprise Ltd.||Design, Construction, and Operation of a Multi-Species Vessel||$31,200|
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