TBTI and the Department of Geography, Memorial University, are recruiting two Masters students interested in fisheries related research. The first project will focus on fisheries discards (or ‘bycatch’) an issue that is generating a great deal of interest and controversy in North America and Europe. The second project will focus on salmonid aquaculture, stocking and angling on the island of Newfoundland.
There is the possibility of a third Masters opportunity pending the outcome of a grant application. This third project focuses on ocean plastics, waste and fish consumption in Newfoundland. This project will examine the presence of plastic waste using citizen science methods and this province’s bi-annual food fishery for cod.