The Fisheries Conservation Chair is a research group created at Memorial University of Newfoundland in 1996 to develop an independent fisheries research program to complement and scrutinize Government programs and provide an integrative focus for fisheries research at the University. The Chair is funded by the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada, the Provincial Department of Fisheries and Aquaculture, the Department of Fisheries and Oceans, and Fishery Products International.
The Fisheries Conservation research program focuses on several aspects of fisheries science and management, including:
The collapse and rebuilding of groundfish stocks in Atlantic Canada.
Using high-technology to measure the ocean and its fishes (acoustics, electronic sensors, tagging).
A comparative ecosystem approach to fisheries management and conservation.
Working with the fishing industry.
In addition, the Fisheries Conservation Chair provides a wide range of opportunities and training for students at the graduate level in fisheries science. An important element of this training is experience at sea with scientific research, research vessels, and fisheries. Students use and develop the latest technology to measure ocean ecosystems and fish populations.
- Senior Chair
- Rose, G.A., B.Sc. Guelph, M.Sc. Laurentian, Ph.D. McGill; Cross appointments with Department of Biology and Ocean Sciences Centre