Fisheries and Land Resources

Hon. Gerry Byrne

Hon. Gerry Byrne

Minister of Fisheries and Land Resources

Gerry Byrne has had a long and successful career in federal politics, having served as the Member of Parliament for Humber -St. Barbe-Baie Verte since 1996. Mr. Byrne was re-elected six times to the Parliament of Canada.

From 2002 until 2004, Mr. Byrne served as the Minister of State for the Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency; the youngest cabinet member in Newfoundland and Labrador history. He was parliamentary secretary to several key cabinet members. He has also served in a lead role on a number of influential government standing committees.

Prior to entering politics, Mr. Byrne worked as an economic development officer on the Great Northern Peninsula, during which time he was involved in numerous projects from varying segments of the provincial economy, including the renewable and non-renewable resource sectors. He was born and raised in Corner Brook. Mr. Byrne completed his post-secondary education at Dalhousie University, receiving a Bachelor of Science degree in biology.

The Honourable Gerry Byrne was appointed Minister of Advanced Education and Skills (now Advanced Education, Skills and Labour) on December 14, 2015, and Minister of Fisheries and Land Resources on July 31, 2017.

Minister's Office

Tel: (709) 729-3705
Fax: (709) 729-0360

Susie Bugden - Ministerial Liaison

Tel: (709) 637-2987
Fax: (709) 637-2461

Mandate Letter PDF (1 MB)

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