Fisheries and Land Resources

Fisheries and Aquaculture

Hon. Gerry Byrne

Minister Hon. Gerry Bryne

The Department

Contact Us

Department of
Fisheries and Aquaculture
P.O. Box 8700
St. John's, NL A1B 4J6
Tel: 1-709-729-3723

The Department of Fisheries and Aquaculture promotes the development of the province’s fishing and aquaculture industries. The Provincial Government works with industry and other partners to ensure the fishery is economically viable, internationally competitive, and ecologically sustainable over the long term. The objective is to optimize the value of the fishery for all participants and for the province, ensuring the long-term security of resources for the benefit of future generations of Newfoundlanders and Labradorians. The entire Newfoundland and Labrador seafood industry is valued at approximately $1.2 billion and employs over 17,500 people in its various sectors.

The Department of Fisheries and Aquaculture is now part of the new Department of Fisheries, Forestry and Agrifoods. This change was announced on August 17, 2016.

Updates will be made to this website to reflect this change.

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