Fu­ture of cod fish­ery con­fer­ence planned for Gan­der

The Beacon (Gander) - - Sports - Info@gan­der­bea­con.ca

GAN­DER, NL – A two-day con­fer­ence on the fu­ture of prov­ince’s cod fish­ery will be held in Gan­der next month.

Set to take place on Nov. 28 and 29, the con­fer­ence will lay out the lat­est in­for­ma­tion in cre­at­ing a sus­tain­able, com­pet­i­tive fish­ery for the fu­ture.

Of­fered by the Cana­dian Cen­tre for Fish­eries In­no­va­tion (CCFI), the event will bring to­gether rec­og­nized in­ter­na­tional ex­perts to present in­for­ma­tion to help pre­pare the in­dus­try for changes in re­sources off our coasts.

Ac­cord­ing to CCFI chair Alas­tair O’Rielly, the con­fer­ence “should en­able par­tic­i­pants to re­flect upon the pre­sen­ta­tions, dis­cuss the im­pli­ca­tions with oth­ers in the in­dus­try, and de­velop op­tions for the fu­ture fish­ery.”

CCFI ex­pects to hold a fol­low-up con­fer­ence where these ap­proaches can be dis­cussed. The ul­ti­mate aim of the un­der­tak­ing is to cre­ate con­sen­sus on a fu­ture plan for a sus­tain­able, vi­able fish­ery.

Or­ga­niz­ers hope the con­fer­ence will at­tract younger peo­ple in the in­dus­try, as they will be the prin­ci­pal play­ers in the new fish­ery when it de­vel­ops.More in­for­ma­tion on the con­fer­ence and regis­tra­tion is avail­able at www.ccfi.ca.

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