CFER updates west coast NL harvesters on halibut research
Thursday, January 24, 2019

Research scientists from the Centre for Fisheries Ecosystems Research (CFER) are teaming up with the Fish, Food & Allied Workers (FFAW) union to update west coast fish harvesters on the Atlantic halibut satellite-tagging program in the Gulf of St. Lawrence.‌

Meetings with harvesters will take place Jan. 28-31.

Since 2013, CFER researchers have been tagging Atlantic halibut to track their behaviour, seasonal migration and spawning areas – information that aids in improving stock assessments and management strategies for sustainable fisheries.

On hand to answer questions about this ongoing research will be: CFER researchers Dr. Jonathan Fisher and Dr. Arnault Le Bris, and FFAW staff representative Jason Spingle.Tagged Halibut body

The meetings take place:

Monday, Jan. 28

  • 7:00 p.m. at St. Christopher’s Hotel, Port aux Basques

Tuesday, Jan. 29

  • 2:00 p.m. at Day’s Inn, Stephenville
  • 7:00 p.m. at the Community Center, Lark Harbour

Wednesday, Jan. 30

  • 2:00 p.m. at Fisherman’s Landing Inn, Rocky Harbour
  • 7:00 p.m. at Shallow Bay Motel, Cow Head

Thursday, Jan. 31

  • 2:00 p.m. at Town Center, Port Saunders
  • 7:00 p.m. at Plum Point Motel, Plum Point