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Reports & Presentations

Improving & Sustaining Our Industry

A vibrant, profitable, and sustainable fishery is vital to the survival of rural Newfoundland and Labrador. If fish resources are to provide for the long-term viability of fish harvesters, processing workers, and the communities in which they live, the management responsibilities of commercial species must be shared.

The Impact of Climate Change on the Fishery

In March 2021, engineering firm CBCL Limited released a climate change report after being contracted by
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Wild Fisheries and Fish Farming Interactions – Connaigre Bay

The objective is to determine if there are measurable impacts caused by the introduction of fish
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Atlantic Halibut

The Atlantic Halibut resource in the Gulf of St. Lawrence has increased dramatically in recent years.
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Tagging Programs and Data Storage Tags

The 4R3Pn Cod, 2J3KL3Ps Cod, Lumpfish and Atlantic Halibut Tagging programs provide valuable information about distribution,
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Sentinel (Fixed-Gear) and Mobile Surveys

Since 1994 and continuing to the present, fish harvesters from around the province have been participating
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Seal Diet

For many years it has been suspected that seal predation is a factor in the high
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Reproductive Potential in Groundfish Species

In 2004 a project exploring the reproductive potential of several ground fish species around Newfoundland and
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In an effort to improve the understanding of lobster stocks, a lobster-monitoring project was developed and
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Leatherback Turtle Model Tests New Disentangling Tool

In a best-case scenario, any conservation efforts to decrease entanglements and unwanted catch will also benefit
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Industry Post Season Snow Crab Trap Survey

The Industry Post Season Snow Crab Trap Survey is currently in its eleventh year. The snow
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Green Crab Mitigation

The Green Crab (invasive species) research project has been ongoing since the species was first identified
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Gilbert Bay Cod

In 2004, a project was developed to investigate the distribution of Gilbert Bay cod and provide
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