Welcome to the new FRC Website

Welcome to our new Fisheries Information Network (FIN) website.   We are proud to introduce you to this project that will supply you with current, affordable, and accessible information, products, and services to fish harvesters and other industry stakeholders. 

 

The Fish Harvesters’ Resource Centres (FRC) were established in 1993 through a joint partnership agreement between the FFAW/CAW Fish, Food and Allied Workers Union and the Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency (ACOA) which would see a network of harvester-based resource centres developed throughout Newfoundland and Labrador to provide information, resources, and support to the fish harvesters of the province.  The FRC serves as a reference point for the provision of information on business related matters to promote and supply business counselling and advice with a mandate of enhancing productivity, stimulating business development, and encouraging entrepreneurship amongst fish harvesters.  The FRC provides technical and business development support to harvesters, processors, and other stakeholders involved in the fishing industry in Newfoundland and Labrador.

 

The FRC plays an important role in assisting and supporting the restructuring of the Newfoundland and Labrador fishing industry through its work with fish harvesters and community groups, and by identifying local needs and conducting fisheries research and development initiatives in the industry.

 

The FRC continues to be committed to its original mandate of business enhancement for all components of the fishing industry, particularly as it applies to supporting fish harvesters.  We consider all our clients as strategic partners and contribute toward the creation of success by helping individuals, businesses and community’s dependant on the fishery to advance and prosper.  Our role is to act as a catalyst for people to work together to create and transform their future within the fishing industry.

 

One of the most significant initiatives of the FRC in recent years has been the successful implementation of the Dockside Monitoring Program (DMP) which is funded entirely by fish harvesters, and is operated and administered by the FRC.  The DMP is a mandatory requirement of the Department of Fisheries and Oceans (DFO) whereby all fish landings must be monitored at dockside.  This program verifies the landings of all major species, provides an essential element of accountability and control, and provides DFO with essential data for enhanced resource management to help sustain a viable fishery for the future.

  

For the past 11 years the Fish Harvesters’ Resource Centres have been here to support the overall development of the fishing industry and working on your behalf with:

 Contact Information: 

Fish Harvesters' Resource Centres

P.O. Box 1242, Stn C
368 Hamilton Avenue
St. John's, Newfoundland
Canada A1C 5M9

Phone: (709) 576-0292 Fax: (709) 576-0339

 

 


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