Fisheries and Aquaculture
The Department of Fisheries and Aquaculture produces a number of publications and written resources that provide information about the Newfoundland and Labrador seafood industry and coastal and ocean management. Click below for some of the articles that have appeared in our publications for easy access.
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For events and activities happening around the province and across Canada visit www.worldoceansday.ca
An annual World Oceans Day art contest brings education and awareness to schools across the province. Students are asked to create a drawing that best illustrates each year's theme. The art contest is open to schools across the province (grades k-6). One winner per grade is awarded an oceans related prize. Schools participating in the contest are entered for a chance to win a grand prize! Click below to find out more about this year's contest guidelines:2016 Art Contest Winners (pdf) 2017 Art Calendar
For more information on World Oceans Day activities contact:
Sustainable Fisheries and Oceans Policy Division
Department of Fisheries and Aquaculture
P.O. Box 8700 St. John's, NL A1B 4J6
Tel: (709) 729-1140 Fax: (709) 729-6082
The Department of Fisheries and Aquaculture supports a number of initiatives aimed at encouraging youth interest in marine issues, including the establishment of a high school scholarship program to motivate students to learn more about our province's fishing and aquaculture industries. Other examples include funding for the Dr. Wilfred Templeman Memorial Scholarship for graduate students, financial support for the Students on Ice educational expeditions to the Arctic and the Antarctic, and support for student placements at the Centre for Fisheries Ecosystems Research at Memorial University of Newfoundland's Fisheries and Marine Institute.
Dr. Wilfred Templeman Memorial Scholarship
The Provincial Government created this award in honour of Dr. Wilfred Templeman, a pioneer of fisheries research in Newfoundland and Labrador. This scholarship is available to full-time students pursuing a graduate program at Memorial University of Newfoundland where groundfish research is the main focus. Successful applicants will receive $2,500 per year for a maximum of two years to support research in a graduate degree program appropriately related to the stated goals of the scholarship. For more information contact MUN School of Graduate Studies: www.mun.ca/sgs/contacts.