Navigating the Legislative Requirements for Fisheries-Tourism Initiatives in Newfoundland and Labrador

Murphy, Ian and Neis, Barbara (2012) Navigating the Legislative Requirements for Fisheries-Tourism Initiatives in Newfoundland and Labrador. Research Report. Memorial University of Newfoundland, St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador.

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In some parts of Newfoundland and Labrador, particularly in rural areas, the current tourism industry indirectly depends on the existence of a vibrant, local fishing industry. Opportunities to consume locally produced seafood, to observe and interact with industry people, boats, fish plants and other infrastructure, and to experience fisheries-related tangible and intangible cultural heritage are part of what attracts people to the province. These aspects of our coastal fishing communities are also important to local people providing employment, income, access to seafood and many other benefits. In some cases, families that depend on the fishery for employment also appear to have members who work in the tourism sector (although we are not aware of any quantitative research documenting the extent to which this happens). Furthermore, as labour shortages develop in the fishery, tourism sector families might provide workers and sources of investment for the fishery sector in the future. In short, it is likely that the future of many rural areas depends on the effective co-existence of both industries and on strong synergies between them. Despite these realities, there is little evidence that the development of policies and programs in the two sectors has been informed by the goal of promoting such synergies.

Item Type: Report (Research Report)
Item ID: 14121
Department(s): Divisions > Community-University Research for Recovery Alliance (CURRA)
Date: 2012
Date Type: Publication
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