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.

Wild Fisheries and Fish Farming Interactions – Connaigre Bay


The objective is to determine if there are measurable impacts caused by the introduction of fish farming, negative or positive,

Seal Diet


For many years it has been suspected that seal predation is a factor in the high mortality rate of cod

Reproductive Potential in Groundfish Species


In 2004 a project exploring the reproductive potential of several ground fish species around Newfoundland and Labrador began.  Previous estimates

Lobster


In an effort to improve the understanding of lobster stocks, a lobster-monitoring project was developed and implemented in 2004 throughout

Leatherback Turtle Model Tests New Disentangling Tool


In a best-case scenario, any conservation efforts to decrease entanglements and unwanted catch will also benefit harvesters. It will ideally

Industry Post Season Snow Crab Trap Survey


The Industry Post Season Snow Crab Trap Survey is currently in its eleventh year. The snow crab survey started in

Green Crab Mitigation


The Green Crab (invasive species) research project has been ongoing since the species was first identified in Newfoundland waters in

Gilbert Bay Cod


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

Crab Pot Design


Over the last several years, snow crab stocks around many parts of Newfoundland and Labrador have declined in abundance.  In

Cod Condition


Information about cod condition is a critical component of the assessment process and the objective of this project is to

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