CFER participates in CCFFR


The Canadian Conference for Fisheries Research (CCFFR) was held from Jan 7-9 in St. John's. Most staff and students at CFER participated in this event, with many chairing sessions, presenting talks and posters and volunteering. CFER also had a booth at the event to highlight our activities and capabilities.

Session Chairs:

Sherrylynn Rowe: Ocean regime change and its impact on aquatic species.

Jonathan Fisher: Spatial ecology and conservation of aquatic ecosystems.

Dominique Robert: Understanding recruitment dynamics of fishes and their consequences to stock productivity. 


Judith Savoie: The Labrador Institute: Where community-based research and up-to-date technologies meet for salmon conservation. 

Violaine Shikon: Early life history of fishes off the northeast coast of Newfoundland. 

Laura Wheeland and Brynn Devine- Inshore depth and temperature preferences of three species of shrimp (Eualus gaimairdii, Lebbeus polaris, Pandalus borealis) in the Eastern Canadian Arctic.


Dominique Robert: Link between year-class strength and larval growth: progress from an international symposium on the growth-survival paradigm in early life stages of fish. 

Darrell Mullowney: Is the Newfoundland and Labrador Shelf in a regime shift? 

Devin Flawd: Batch fecundity of red snapper, Lutjanus campechanus,before and after the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. 

Marie Clément: New looks at old stocks: Understanding Labrador's fish populations. 

Victoria Howse: Quantifying fecundity of American lobsters along a spatial gradient surround the Eastport Marine Protected Areas (MPAs)

Hilary Rockwood: Gadoid spatial in Southern Newfoundland waters: a study of targeted and random stratified survey data. 

Kiley Best (2 talks): Reproductive biology of a new population of green crab (Carcinus maenas) in Newfoundland.
Investigating mitigation of juvenile European green crab (Carcinus maenas) from seed mussels to prevent transfer during Newfoundland mussel aquaculture operations. 

Bob Rogers: Depth and temperature associations of haddock (Melanogrammus aeglefinus) off Southern Newfoundland. 

Victoria Neville: Otolith geochemistry reveals contemporary distributional changes in Northern cod. 

Jonathan Fisher: Effect of pop-up satellite archival tag (PSAT) temporal data resolution on interpretations of behaviour, vertical habitat use and movement.