Promoting sustainable fisheries from a community perspective
There has already been a lot of research done on inshore fisheries within parts of the region by the CURRA and other projects. Action on the findings of this research is now needed. Is it possible for someone from Memorial to revisit prior research and then work with local people and organizations to prioritize the findings and move them forward? The research could also look at how local people could work together to consolidate their actions and resources to address the findings and include the right people (such as policy-makers, managers, and others with government). Some actions could revolve around finding synergies with fisheries and tourism, or becoming more competitive in the global market. Initiatives in Western Newfoundland could also be compared to those elsewhere within and outside the province.