Craig Parsons


Contributor — Fisheries and Marine Institute

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Fish Harvester Training in High Demand

The demand for fish harvester training is high and the Fisheries and Marine Institute (MI) of Memorial University of Newfoundland is working hard to meet the need across Newfoundland and Labrador and beyond. Encouraging young professionals to take an interest in the industry has been challenging in recent years. However, MI continues to provide potential fish harvesters with a variety of options for training to prepare them for careers in this rewarding sector. Increasing Enrollment This ...

Attracting Fish Harvesters for the Future

According to the Labour Market Outlook 2015, released by the Government of Newfoundland and Labrador in September, the prospect of a future career in the fishing industry is positive. In the next 10 years, it is expected that the need for trained fish harvesters will outnumber the supply — with more than 3,500 job openings expected from 2015 to 2025. We need to encourage and recruit younger men and women into the fishery. This means, promoting the industry as a viable, rewarding ...

Bringing Education Home

The Fisheries and Marine Institute (MI) of Memorial University’s Centre for Community Based Education Delivery (CBED) delivers training in communities throughout Newfoundland and Labrador each year. In many cases, the opportunity to offer these courses and programs is initiated by someone in the area who recognizes a need or who may require the training themselves. These individuals are community champions and they are critical to facilitating training in rural parts of the province. ...