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Janice Ryan
Janice Ryan
Janice Ryan is a Fishery Advisor for WWF-Canada with over 14 years’ experience in various sectors of the Newfoundland and Labrador fishing industry. A native of the island, Janice has worked with fish harvesters to build their capacity to implement sustainable fishing practices and adopt a fisheries conservation ethic. Today, she continues that work with WWF to help the organization effect change on a larger scale.
Janice’s work has taken her more than 200 nautical miles offshore, working on fishing vessels to observe snow crab, shrimp and groundfish commercial fishery operations. She’s also had an amazing experience working as an observer on a king crab boat in the Bering Sea.
Her passion for fisheries conservation at the grassroots level is tied to her deep and personal connection to the ocean—as a natural wonder, but, more profoundly, as the source of a culture and livelihood that has surrounded her since childhood.

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Changing tide on Northern cod
WWF-Canada has partnered with the Fish, Food and Allied Workers Union (FFAW) to restore a historic northern Newfoundland cod fishery.

Near impossible…but not in Newfoundland!
Newfoundland’s only commercial cod fishery is back on the map following an announcement that it has entered full assessment against the Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) standard, the world’s best for sustainable and well-managed fisheries.

Team NAFO 2013: Exploring all courses to Sustainable Fisheries
As the start of the NAFO (Northwest Atlantic Fisheries Organisation) 2013 Annual Meeting in Halifax draws near, my fellow Pandas and I are working diligently to finalise our recommendations for the year ahead.