Harris Centre Regional Workshop Coast of Bays
Lead Researcher and Department
Ted Lomond, Project Manager, The Harris Centre, Memorial University
Collaborators and Students
Coast of Bays Corporation (Zone 13)
Regional Workshops offer the opportunity for Memorial University faculty, staff and students to meet with regional stakeholders, in order to discuss topics of mutual interest. The purpose of a Regional Workshop is to explore ways of creating sustainable social and economic regions, and to identify possible future opportunities for research, teaching and outreach.
On October 2-3, 2006, the Harris Centre held a Memorial Presents/Regional Workshop at the Vancor Motel, Bay dEspoir, NL. The Regional Workshop is normally preceded by an event entitled Memorial Presents; this is a thoughtful discussion of a topic of importance to the region or zone in which the events are held. The Memorial Presents session on the night of 2 October was on the topic of What is the future of the Marine Sector in the Coast of Bays? The keynote speaker for this forum was Glenn Blackwood, executive director of the Marine Institute. The panelists for the event were Don Stewart, Mayor of the Town of Harbour Breton; Elizabeth Barlow; and Max Taylor.
The Regional Workshop was attended by 71 participants. It showcased 19 new opportunities for research, teaching and outreach, grouped under the subject headings of fishery and aquaculture, and tourism and diversification.
Development; Regional workshop; Rural; Marine sector; Shipping, Fisheries, Marine resources, Regional development
Grand Falls-Windsor - Baie Verte - Harbour Breton
Zone 13 - Coast of Bays
Fishing, hunting and trapping (Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting)
Water transportation (Transportation and warehousing)
Marine Transportation (Transportation)
Tourism and Recreation
Harris Centre (STJ)