Affiliated Applied Research and Development Centres


The Canadian Centre for Fisheries Innovation is owned by Memorial University of Newfoundland and funded by the Federal and Provincial Governments. The Centre provides scientific research and technology services to the fishing industry. Working closely with faculty and staff of Memorial University, the Centre provides expert assistance in the areas of aquaculture, harvesting and processing, with the aim of enhancing the industry's productivity and profitability. CCFI's activities also include resource conservation research, equipment development and marine biotechnology. The Centre's services are available to anyone in the fishery who wishes to overcome obstacles or meet opportunities through science and technology.

CCFI is an organization structured to meet the needs of the fishing industry quickly and efficiently. Our Industrial Liaison Officers collaborate directly with our clients to develop and execute industrially relevant research and development projects.


The organization works with industry to identify needs and then collaborates with the scientific and technological faculty and staff at the Marine Institute and Memorial University of Newfoundland to come up with ways to meet those needs. One hundred MUN scientists, technologists and engineers are available to carry out research in all scientific and engineering fields. CCFI works to ensure that the initiatives are organized, on time, and address the specific needs of the industry clients. The Centre also funds projects, when required.

The Centre's research and development projects cover all areas of importance to the fishery and aquaculture industries:

With strong representation from industry, our Board of Directors oversees the direction and mandate of the Centre to ensure that our work is always relevant to the needs of the fishery.


Dr. A.W. May, O.C., Ph.D., Chairperson
Honorary Research Professor
Memorial University of Newfoundland

Mr. G. Blackwood
Managing Director
Canadian Centre for Fisheries Innovation

Mr. K. Clarke
Director, Corporate and External Affairs
Marine Institute

Mr. R. Comerford
Director General, Business Programmes
Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency

Mr. D. Barrett
Fish Harvester
Old Perlican

Mr. R. Bulmer
Fisheries Council of Canada

Mr. D. Green
E.J. Green and Company

Mr. G. Gregory
Vice-President (Atlantic Operations)
Fishery Products International Limited

Dr. C.R. Lucas
Dean of Science
Memorial University of Newfoundland

Dr. K. Keough
Vice-President, Research and International Affairs
Memorial University of Newfoundland

Mr. A. O'Rielly
Fisheries Association of Newfoundland and Labrador

Mr. T. Taylor
Fish Harvester
St. Anthony

Ms. S. Vatcher
Industry Technology Advisor
National Research Council

Mr. J. Ward
Assistant Deputy Minister, Department of Fisheries and Aquaculture
Government of Newfoundland and Labrador

Mr. B. Wareham
Vice-President, Newfoundland Operations
National Sea Products Ltd.

Mr. F. Woodman, Sr.
Fisheries Resource Conservation Council


Managing Director
Blackwood, G., B.Sc.(Hons.), M.A. Memorial

Executive Assistant
Horan, C., B.A. Memorial

Industrial Liaison Officer for Harvesting and Processing
Collier, B.

Industrial Liaison Officer for Aquaculture
Kielley, M.

Secretarial Officer
Brophy, A.

Financial Officer
Martin, R., B.Comm.(Hons.) Memorial

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