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 Labradorï¿½s Seafood Innovation and Transition Program has provided over $2 million to support innovation and development for 37 initiatives throughout the provinceï¿½s seafood industry. The program was announced in Budget 2016 with a focus on helping the seafood industry transition to a groundfish-based fishery.
ï¿½Today, 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.ï¿½
- 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 provinceï¿½s seafood sector, including initiatives to make the transition from shellfish to a groundfish-dominated industry in the future.
ï¿½Boosting 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.ï¿½
- 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 provinceï¿½s 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 provinceï¿½s 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|
|Allenï¿½s 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 Danï¿½s 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 ï¿½ 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 ï¿½ Year 1||$47,310|
|NAIA||Cod Grow-out Advancement Project||$83,000|
|WWF ï¿½ Canada||Northern Cod Fishery Improvement Project ï¿½ 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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