Through Marine Institute’s SmartBay initiative, Placentia Bay Integrated Management Committee (PBIMC), among others, cooperative efforts are being made in marine use and management. Fisheries and Oceans Canada and the provincial Department of Aquaculture are currently taking the lead, but they need a local partner to take on this role to apply for funding, etc. It has been suggested that the Placentia Institute for Newfoundland Studies or the Argentia Management Authority take on this role. Could Memorial do research on alternative forms of collaboration (what’s next for PBIMC)? The research could examine ways to support regional governance with the loss of REDBs.