Winter 2014-2015 Issue

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Atlantic Canadian Lobster
Including an article by Gail Shea, Minister of Fisheries and Oceans.
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Special Company Profile:
Zhangzidao Group and Capital Seafood International Inc.
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Banding and Branding
An interview with the founder of
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Canada’s Lobster Industry

World-class Seafood Going Worldwide

By Hon. Gail Shea, Minister of Fisheries and Oceans, Government of Canada

For many Canadians, fishing is not only a way to provide for their family, but a way of life. Vessels venture out into the open waters and return with their daily catch, ready to go to market. Growing up on Prince Edward Island, it was lobster that lined the wharves in my hometown.

Capital Seafood International Inc.

Growing markets and growing businesses

By Ania Swiatoniowski

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One of China’s (and the world’s) largest seafood companies has recently turned its eye to the east coast of Canada. Zhangzidao Group Co Ltd have recently purchased a lobster company in Nova Scotia. The acquisition marked the creation of Zhangzidao Group’s newly formed subsidiary, Capital Seafood International Inc. Banding and Branding Premium Atlantic Fare

By Ian Ross photo.Frigid 5.a.m. mornings are when the winter waters of the Bay of Fundy are at their coldest, and it’s when lobster fishermen head out to ply the icy depths and bring in one of Canada’s premium catches, the Atlantic Lobster.

Winter came early to the Chinese commodities space

By John Guise

Photo by Ernie, via Flickr.The onset of winter is usually mild in the majority of China, but that had not been the case for the country’s resource sector this year as fall drew to a close. The Middle Kingdom’s stagnant property market has cut much of the country’s demand for steel products. This has caused a drag on much of China’s manufacturing sector and the overall economy.

The Billion Dollar Map

Better Realizing Africa’s Mineral and Energy Potential

By David Kariuki
Great Quest Metals photo.Despite increasing investment and production growth, most of natural resources in Africa are being under-utilized. Research by 2012 African Development Report, for example, reveals that although 45 out of the 54 African countries possess proven or probable oil and/or gas reserves, most of the resources remain untapped.

European Offshore Wind

The strong, cold (and windy) North

By Ania Swiatoniowski
London Array Limited photo.The European Environmental Agency (EEA) has estimated that off-shore wind energy has the potential to meet the European Union’s energy demands seven times over. The EEA’s targets for growth in the off-shore wind energy industry are a total 40 GW installed capacity by 2020 and 150 GW by 2030. That’s 4% and 14% of the EU’s electricity demand, respectively. Not seven times over, but not bad either.

South American News Briefs

By Ania Swiatoniowski

Brazil – Bolognesi Participacoes SA has announced plans to invest almost US$2.3 billion in two LNG-fired energy plants in Brazil. The private company won a contract at Brazil’s power auction (November 28th) to sell energy in the country for 25 years beginning in 2019. The two plants will have a capacity of 1,238 MW each and will be operational in 2019. The company will be the first to offer LNG energy in Brazil other than the state-run Petroleo Brasileiro SA.