Report from the Workshop “Memorial University - Community Research Partnerships: Resource Management in Marine and Freshwater Environments”

Korneski, Kurt (2008) Report from the Workshop “Memorial University - Community Research Partnerships: Resource Management in Marine and Freshwater Environments”. In: Memorial University- Community Research Partnerships: Resource management in Marine and Freshwater Environments, August 22 & 23, 2008, Eastport, NL.

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Abstract

From 21 to 22 of August 2008, the Leslie Harris Centre of Regional Policy and Development hosted a workshop at Eastport, Newfoundland. The workshop was entitled “Memorial University – Community Research Partnerships: Resource Management in Marine and Freshwater Environments.” Its purpose was to bring together faculty and staff of Memorial University, policy makers, and community members to discuss the issues and opportunities surrounding the Indian Bay watershed and Marine Protected Areas (MPAs) (see Appendix A, Agenda). The workshop featured two research projects supported by the Harris Centre Applied Research Fund, and consisted of presentations and question and answer/discussion periods on research partnerships in Indian Bay and MPAs, an evening presentation from Dr. Art May, and a session of panel discussions led by representatives from governments, unions, and community organizations (see Appendix B, List of Participants). Workshop participants, stakeholder organizations, and the public more generally speaking will have access to this report. While the workshop itself generated considerable discussion and debate and helped to facilitate the exchange of information about both marine and freshwater fisheries management, it is hoped that this is merely a beginning. That is, the aim of the workshop was in part to begin a discussion, and it is hoped that participants, as well as any other interested parties, will provide comments and feedback both about the meeting that has taken place, about future possibilities for engaging in dialogue about the management of these resources, and the role of university research in informing dialogue and resource management. Given the diversity of the representatives at the meeting, it is not surprising that the presentations and panels inspired discussion of a wide array of topics and that a plethora of views, interests, questions, and concerns emerged from the workshop. Generally speaking, however, a myriad of comments, questions, suggestions, and so on revolved around two basic themes – governance and knowledge mobilization. The following report, therefore, is organized around these subjects.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
URI: http://research.library.mun.ca/id/eprint/8174
Item ID: 8174
Department(s): Divisions > The Harris Centre
Date: 23 August 2008
Date Type: Publication

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