Management and Administration

Management and Administration
Heather Manuel, Director

Heather Manuel
Director

Heather Manuel, B.Sc., M.Sc., MBA

Heather joined the senior management team of the Marine Institute in 2005 as the Director of the Centre for Aquaculture and Seafood Development (CASD). Heather holds Masters’ Degrees in Food Science and Business Administration, and has more than 20 years experience working with the food, seafood, aquaculture and marine bio-industries.
Prior to joining the Centre for Aquaculture and Seafood Development as a Food Science/Quality Management Research Technologist (1998) and Instructor Food Safety & Technology (2002), Heather worked as a Quality Assurance Supervisor for Purity Factories Ltd, a St. John’s based biscuit, cracker and confectionary manufacturer. Prior to that she worked in Food Service with Eastern Health.

During the period from 1998 to 2002 Heather played an integral role in the development and implementation the Marine Institute’s ISO Quality System and the Canadian Food Inspection Agency’s Quality Management Program (QMP) within CASD. From 2011-2014 she successfully rebranded, restructured and expanded the Centre’s marine bio-processing capabilities through the addition of a new research lab and establishment of a research scientist, marine biotechnologist and lab technician staff positions.

In 2012 Heather was elected to the board of directors of the International Association of Fish Inspectors. In 2013 she co-organized the World Seafood Congress, which attracted nearly 400 international delegates and 130 speakers from 35 countries. She is also a board member of the Pan American Marine Biotechnology Association, and an editorial board member of the Journal of Ocean Technology.

Heather Manuel, 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
E-mail: Heather.Manuel@mi.mun.ca
Website: www.mi.mun.ca/casd

Nancy Burt

Nancy Burt

Administration
Centre for Aquaculture and Seafood Development
709-778-0532
Nancy.Burt@mi.mun.ca