The Feasibility / Viability Study of a Newfoundland and Labrador Fish Marketing Board

Description 

Objective:

To complete a study into the benefits of a Newfoundland and Labrador Fish Marketing Board

Background:

The Fisheries and Aquaculture Working Group of the Schooner Regional Development Corporation (SRDC) Zone 16 on the Burin Peninsula, has identified the need for government to establish a Fish Marketing Board for the province. The industry has identified that a high portion of the profits are going to the fish buyers. The NL products are being lumped in with products from other provinces. A marketing board could identify a brand for the NL product. A marketing board would have the opportunity to sell the products when the market is more suitable for a lesser portion of the profit. A study into the meaningfulness of a marketing board, sustainability of the industry, and what would be the economic benefits to the province is required.

Roles for Memorial University:

Conduct industry research on the benefits of a provincial Marketing Board to the industry and the provincial economy.

Locations 
Newfoundland and Labrador
Canada
Rural Secretariat Regions 
Burin Peninsula
Economic Zones 
Zone 16 - Schooner
Themes 
Economy
Regional Economic Development
Biology
Fisheries