The Centre for Sustainable Aquatic Resources is an applied research unit within the School of Fisheries at the Fisheries and Marine Institute of Memorial University, in St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador. CSAR addresses the specific needs of harvesters and fishing gear manufacturers, by undertaking industrial research and development, technology transfer, and information support on a general basis as well as on a contract or joint venture basis.
The primary testing facility for CSAR is the Marine Institute's flume tank. With its sophisticated video recording, computer software, sensor equipment and special features, this advanced facility provides the basis for consulting and technical services to the entire marine industry.
The Centre has a core staff in the disciplines of fishing gear technology, conservation engineering, fisheries biology, fish behaviour, and mechanical engineering.
Additional expertise is available from other parts of the Marine Institute, other areas of the University, and other agencies through international collaboration. The Centre's research and technical staff have worked on a wide range of local, national and international projects.