$14 million for fisheries science research in NL

July 5, 2010

The Newfoundland and Labrador government announced last Friday a $14-million investment to expand long-term fisheries science capabilities for the province. The government is investing in a suite of new fisheries science research programs, including the creation of a new Centre for Fisheries Ecosystems Research. The province will work with Memorial University and its Fisheries and Marine Institute to develop and implement these programs. The investment includes $5.25 million to charter an offshore fisheries research vessel, marking the first time in NL's history that the province will solely fund and deploy a fisheries science vessel. NL News Release | CBC