1. The Beginning – The Lobster Model
A brief introduction into how this all started.
2. We Know Better
The current system of fishery management contains many assumptions and practices that we know – or should know – are false. This article highlights some of them.
3. Indigenous Realities and Fishery Policy
Helen Forsey writes here about the key importance, in fishery policy and practice, of indigenous people and their traditional knowledge.
4. Re-examining DFO Basics
Originally entitled How DFO Gets It Wrong, this article appeared in the July 2020 issue of The Navigator, with shorter versions in the St. John’s Telegram and the Halifax Chronicle Herald.
5. Complexity and Simplicity in Fishery Management
In this post, we consider the challenge a fishery manager has in producing a simple, clear harvesting plan from the complex world of fishery science. This article appeared in the St. John’s Telegram November 19, 2020.
6. Redfish, Bonanza or Boondoggle
This article was published in the Navigator Magazine, December, 2020 and explores the risks that poor harvest management could have on this new emerging fishery.
7. Do Fish Carry Passports (and Does it Matter?)
This saucy piece by Helen Forsey appeared in the Independent, January 22, 2021.
8. When is a Plan not a Plan?
The Navigator features this article about the DFO December 2020 Cod Rebuilding Plan in its March 2021 issue.
9. The Capelin Conundrum
This article offers an alternative way of looking at the ongoing controversy over this little forage fish. It was published in the June 2021 issue of the Navigator Magazine.
10. PERT Fails the Fishing Sector
We sent this response to the NL Government about the PERT Report’s dismal failure to properly address the numerous issues plaguing the fishery.
11. DFO’s Magic Machine – Science Into Practice
This article was published in The Navigator‘s July 2021 issue under the title “There is No ‘Magic Machine’ Leading to Sustainable Fisheries Management.’
12. Driving to Central – A Fisheries Analogy
Here is our attempt to show why it’s impossible to calculate a correct allowable catch.
13. Newfoundland Outport Fisheries and Indigenous Traditions
One of our projects through the summer and fall was working on an article for an upcoming e-book on small-scale fisheries in Canada. Here is a glimpse of what you should see when the e-book is published in the coming months.
14. Gaps and Assumptions in Fisheries Management
The following letter by Changing Course‘s Helen Forsey was published in the February 2022, issue of The Navigator in response to Oceana’s Fishery Audit.