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Nick Lymer

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Office: SN 2005
Telephone: (709) 864-8998
Fax: (709) 864- 3119

E-mail: njl066[at]


Dr. Charles Mather

Thesis Title

Small-scale social and economic impacts of political restructuring: Newfoundland’s Shrimp industry since 1992

Research Description

My research will add to an ongoing study by Charles Mather and Barb Neis on Canada’s northern shrimp. I will look at the impact of industry restructuring on local communities since the 1992 moratorium on the northern cod fishery. Fishers and processors have faced a restructured market with increased interest in shellfish to make up for previous wealth in the cod industry. Issues of scale and quality will be addressed as shrimp fishers compete in global markets within Canadian standards and policies. I seek to determine the local impacts of national and global policies within the economic and social systems of Canada’s northern shrimp industry.

Research Interests

  • Community Development
  • Political Ecology
  • Heterogeneity within Globalisation
  • Global Environmental Policy
  • Resource Management
  • GIS application