Harris Centre Regional Workshop – L’Anse au Clair
Lead Researcher and Department
Ted Lomond, Project Manager, The Harris Centre, Memorial University
Collaborators and Students
Southeastern Aurora Development Corporation (Zone 4) and the Labrador Straits Development Corporation (Zone 5).
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 May 17-18, 2006, the Harris Centre held a Memorial Presents/Regional Workshop at the Northern Light Inn, L’Anse au Clair. 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 17 May was on the topic of “The Fishery: Can It Save Rural Newfoundland and Labrador?. The keynote speaker for this forum was David Vardy, former Associate Director of the Harris Centre, as well as former President of the Marine Institute and former Deputy Minister of Fisheries. The panelists for the event were Gilbert Linstead, Vice-President of the Fisheries Council of Canada and President/CEO of Labrador Choice Seafoods; Kelvin Letto, Fisheries Representative, Labrador Straits Development Corporation; and Claude Rumboldt, Fisheries Development Specialist for the Labrador Métis Nation.
The Regional Workshop was attended by 69 participants. It showcased 38 new opportunities for research, teaching and outreach, grouped under the broad subject headings of fisheries/aquaculture, business, manufacturing, tourism, and education.
A Report from this workshop can be found at: http://www.mun.ca/harriscentre/outreach/regionalworkshops/zone4_5/
Regional development, Regional workshop, Fisheries, Rural, Aquaculture, Tourism, Education
L'Anse au Clair
Zone 5 - Labrador Straits
Fishing, hunting and trapping (Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting)
Harris Centre (STJ)