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Fisheries and Aquaculture Industry
Transcript of Fisheries and Aquaculture Industry
is a $1 billion industry! Mission By March 31, 2017 .... Fisheries & Aquaculture Industry Presented by:
gmo Field Coordinator Newfoundland and Labrador contributes to the expansion of the growing aquaculture industry by:
Through the development of extension services The fishing industry will be strengthened The aquaculture industry will be expanded Creates sustainable and economic opportunities for the province Exports! The People We Serve The primary clients of the Department of Fisheries and Aquaculture are individuals or groups whose needs have an influence on the department’s business. Plant workers
Fish processors and buyers
Provincial and Federal government departments
People of Newfoundland and Labrador
Fishing & aquaculture industry non-government organizations (NGO's)
Environmental non-government organizations (ENGO's) Interesting Facts ... On May 5, 2008, $263,000 in investments was granted to the Provincial Government's Fisheries Technology and New Opportunities Program. On July 23, 2009, the Provincial Government provided $100,000 to promote deep chill shrimp products under the Fisheries Technology and New Opportunities Program. On February 17, 2010, the Provincial Government funded approximately $19,000 towards energy efficient workshops for the fishing industry. On November 14, 2011, the Provincial Government invested in $250,000 of new simulator software which increased safety for fish harvesters. On January 10, 2012, new marketing initiatives were undertaken with funding from the Provincial Government. To Conclude ... Our Goal! Maximize the returns to the Newfoundland and Labrador economy from all of its available fish resources. Our Focus Emerging fisheries Developing markets Productivity Quality and product enhancement Promoting sustainable fishing practices Aquaculture? Referred to as farming on the water Worth $116.3 million to the provincial economy in 2010 684 individuals employees in 2010 15,360 metric tons of fish were produced on 5,932 hectares of water in 2010