Hon. Gerry Byrne
The new Department of Fisheries and Land Resources unites all aspects of support provided to renewable resource industries, and better positions the Provincial Government to support economic development and growth in these areas. The following have been realigned within the former Department of Fisheries, Forestry and Agrifoods to create the new department.
February 22, 2017
Government Structure Realigned
The Department of Fisheries and Land Resources aligns the province's natural renewable resources of fisheries, aquaculture,
forestry, agriculture and agrifoods. The department is responsible for supporting the advancement and development of the province's
fishing, aquaculture, forestry and agriculture industries. The Provincial Government works with industry and stakeholders to achieve
sustainable economic growth in all sectors for the benefit of the people of Newfoundland and Labrador.
The mandate of the Department of Fisheries and Land Resources
- Development and growth of renewable resource areas for
fisheries, aquaculture, inland fish and wildlife, agriculture, and
forestry for optimum sustainable economic benefit to the Province as
well as its ecological integrity.
- Conservation and protection of natural areas, wildlife, and
wildlife habitat, including wilderness and ecological reserves.
- Administration of crown lands as a social and economic resource
for the province.
- Regulation of, and compliance and enforcement activities for
animal welfare, aquaculture, agriculture, fish processing, inland
fish and wildlife, and forestry.