Fisheries and our rural communities are intrinsically linked. They are always a top priority on the public agenda.

ACAP Humber Arm invites you to join our next Coastal Matters presentation where we will hear from special guest speaker Dr. Barb Neis of the Community-University Research for Recovery Alliance (CURRA), Memorial University of Newfoundland.  Dr. Neis will speak on the topic Rebuilding Collapsed Fisheries and Threatened Communities: Challenges and (Missed) Opportunities. The free presntation will be held Thur. 15 Mar. 2012 from 12:30 to 1:30pm in room 3024 of the Forest Centre, Grenfell Campus, Corner Brook.

Fisheries management has been described as a ‘wicked problem’. Barb Neis will use findings from researchers, graduate students, interns and community partners participating in the five-year CURRA program of community-engaged research to talk about why rebuilding collapsed fisheries and threatened communities is a particularly wicked problem. She will also talk about the lessons learned from the CURRA initiatives about potential strategies and tools for west coast NL fisheries and elsewhere.

The CURRA is funded by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council, NL Research Development Corporation and a range of other organizations. ACAP Humber Arm also received funding from the Department of Fisheries and Aquaculture for ongoing support of the Coastal Matter’s Speakers Series.

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For More information: Sheldon Peddle | Executive Director|ACAP Humber Arm Environmental Association Inc.  P.O. Box 564 | Corner Brook, NL | A2H 6E6 | P: 709.637.2883