Fisheries and Land Resources

Fisheries and Aquaculture

Fisheries Innovation and Development Division


The main services provided by the division are:

  • Resource Development - Responsible for:
    • resource identification;
    • resource surveys; and
    • emerging fisheries development.
  • Harvesting Development - Responsible for:
    • fishing gear technology and demonstration;
    • vessel design;
    • onboard handling;
    • technology transfer; and
    • energy efficiency.
  • Product and Processing Development - Responsible for:
    • research and development of new products with emphasis on under-utilized species, by-products recovery;
    • value-added processing;
    • packaging research and technical assistance;
    • productivity and quality enhancement;
    • development and demonstration of innovative processing equipment;
    • new technology adoption, modification and transfer; and
    • plant design and layout.
    • demonstration, research and development, and technology transfer regarding vessel design;
    • administrative and technical support for vessel loan applications; and
    • energy efficiency.


Innovation and Development
Petten Building,
30 Strawberry Marsh Road
P.O. Box 8700
St. John's, NL
A1B 4J6
Tel: (709) 729-3749
Fax: (709) 729-1884
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