Fisheries and Land Resources

Fisheries and Aquaculture

Hon. Gerry Byrne

Minister Hon. Gerry Bryne

The Department

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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 Land Resources 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 new Department of Fisheries and Land Resources unites all aspects of support provided to renewable resource industries, and better positions the Provincial Government to support economic development and growth in these areas. The following have been realigned within the former Department of Fisheries, Forestry and Agrifoods* to create the new department.

February 22, 2017 Government Structure Realigned

* The Department of Fisheries, Forestry and Agrifoods was created in August 2016 bringing together the former Department of Fisheries and Aquaculture and the former Forestry and Agrifoods Agency.

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