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Aquaculturist of the Year

Dr. Patrick Dabinett, Biology, was named Aquaculturist of the Year for 2004 by the Newfoundland Aquaculture Industry Association (NAIA) for involvement and contributions to the aquaculture industry in Newfoundland. Aquaculture is the farming or husbandry of living organisms, including plants and animals from both fresh and marine waters for human consumption. NAIA has acknowledged Dr. Dabinettís research with scallop culture, some of which was patented through Memorialís Seabright Corporation, and is currently utilized by shellfish hatcheries in Quebec, Nova Scotia and Bermuda.


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