An Economist's View on the Aquaculture Industry, Budget Season in Nova Scotia, The Post-Secondary Education Bubble, a report that looks at Online Learning in K-12 Public Education in Canada, AIMS in the Media, and a reminder of the importance of private charity and compassion.
The shipbuilding contract is being painted as a golden goose for Nova Scotia, but AIMS President and CEO Charles Cirtwill says that on its own, the shipbuilding contract won't mean any significant change in several parts of the province.
AIMS President and CEO Charles Cirtwill says people’s expectations for the shipbuilding contract are overblown. As soon as the announcement was made, those expecting to cash in on the fallout had already spent the actual profits many times over in their imagination.
The long-awaited Atlantic Gateway will move forward is if regional transportation leaders collaborate to improve infrastructure. AIMS President and CEO Charles Cirtwill says competitors have already wasted enough time lobbying Ottawa for money.
Late last year FPI announced the closure of Harbour Breton, one of its chain of ground fish plants along the south coast of Newfoundland & Labrador. This time, the government refused to invoke the provisions of the legislation that would force FPI to keep the antiquated plant running. To do so would trigger a clause forcing the government to cover FPI’s losses at Harbour Breton. For Fisheries Minister Trevor Taylor this would be the abandonment of the current government’s fisheries policy that refuses to subsidize the fishing industry. As Peter fenwick, AIMS’ Fellow on Fisheries and Newfoundland Issues, explains in this commentary - if the Newfoundland government does indeed stay this course the fishing industry may eventually evolve into the modern industry it can be.
You heard it here first. Fifteen years ago, in AIMS' infancy, it published a series of research papers and books on the commercial fishery proposing a move to property ownership to save the industry. This article in The Economist shows other leading research is finally catching up.
The prestigious Economist magazine may call it a new way to save the fishery, but it's a policy proposal AIMS made more than a decade ago. Property ownership in the fishery made sense to AIMS back then, and now more research supports that position today.