Management and Administration

Management and Administration
Dr. Heather Burke, Director

Dr. Heather Burke


Dr. Heather Burke (PhD Environmental Science)


Dr. Heather Burke is the Director of the Centre for Aquaculture and Seafood Development at the Fisheries and Marine Institute where she leads a diverse team of scientific and technical personnel. With more than 20 years-experience, her role is to coordinate and deliver multi-disciplinary, scientific, and technical expertise to industry, academia, and government with a focus on accelerating innovations in seafood processing, aquaculture, and marine bioprocessing. Dr. Burke is passionate about helping the seafood industry move towards a zero-waste model by applying the principals of green chemistry and green engineering. A key focus of her research and the Centre is the development and optimization of seafood value chains using green technologies and a bio-refinery approach to minimize waste and maximize value of fisheries and aquaculture resources.

Dr. Heather Burke, Director
Centre for Aquaculture and Seafood Development
Fisheries and Marine Institute
Memorial University of Newfoundland
St. John’s, NL, A1C 5R3
Tel: (709) 778 – 0345