From October 1-4, 2012, an international symposium, Rebuilding Collapsed Fisheries and Threatened Communities, was held in Bonne Bay, Newfoundland and Labrador.
Videos of several keynote presentations are available for viewing. Stay tuned over the coming weeks for more material from the symposium, including audio recordings of keynote addresses.
The Bonne Bay Marine Station (BBMS) is a prize asset of Memorial University. It actively contributes to the three University pillars: Research, Teaching and Engagement. The CURRA has released a report entitled The Future Station: Sustaining Multidisciplinary, Community-Engaged Research, Teaching and Outreach at the Bonne Bay Marine Station to discuss the future of the Station.
Fisheries and Oceans Canada has released the The Future of Canada's Commercial Fisheries, a document discussing changes to fisheries policy and management practices. The CURRA has established a page to highlight responses to the document, and to encourage discussion.
Fisheries-Tourism in Bonne Bay - Summary Report
A summary report prepared for the CURRA by Kristen Lowitt, PhD Candidate, Interdisciplinary Studies, Memorial University of Newfoundland.
The tenth issue of The Western Shorefast, a joint newsletter of the BBMS and the CURRA, is available here. (PDF)
For thousands of years Atlantic salmon (Kavisilik) and Arctic charr (Ikaluk) have persisted along the Labrador coast. The Labrador Inuit have acquired a wealth of knowledge about natural rhythms associated with the availability of their fishery resources. Today the Aboriginal people of Nunatsiavut believe in keeping healthy the Labrador populations of Atlantic salmon and Arctic charr and in preserving the rich traditions relating to their fisheries. Atlantic salmon and Arctic charr remain at the center of their culture and heritage, helping to define who they are and how they relate to their natural world.
A 30 minute documentary produced by Intervale Associates with the help of Vidcraft Productions for the Torngat Joint Fisheries Board.