Telfer Professor Joins National Research Network
Telfer Professor Dan Lane is a member of the Canadian Capture Fisheries Research Network (CCFRN) which received a $5 million grant for 5 years from the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC) through the Strategic Network Grants Program.
Under the direction of the Principal Investigator, Dr. Robert L. Stephenson, Research Scientist from Fisheries and Oceans Canada, and the University of New Brunswick, the CCFRN will enable a unique collaboration among the 33 academic co-applicants (including professor Lane) from 11 universities as well as an ongoing collaboration with many partners from the fishing industry of Canada, researchers and managers from the Department of Fisheries and Oceans, and other federal and provincial departments.
The network’s research is aimed at increasing knowledge that will enhance ecological sustainability, viability, and improve the management of Canadian fisheries. The understanding and tools developed by this network will have a significant impact on the sustainability, viability and competitiveness of Canada’s capture fisheries industry and will provide environmental and socio-economic benefits.