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C-FOAM is emblematic of 'seafoam' that is formed from space-filling ordered structures of liquid pores interconnected to each other as in a network. Similarly, C-FOAM members form an interconnected network of experts committed to the critical review, analysis, and research of fisheries, oceans and aquaculture management policies in Canada and internationally. C-FOAM members specialize in integrating science and social science as pertains to operational management and strategic research questions in marine fisheries, oceans, and aquaculture pertaining to the objectives of:

C-FOAM Associate and Telfer Adjunct Professor Maureen Woodrow and C-FOAM Chair Dan Lane, along with Helen Woodrow, Erika Parill and Kelly Vodden have produced a report on "Exploring Innovation in the Inshore Fishery in Newfoundland and Labrador".  Three case studies have been used to examine applied innovations in the inshore fishery and to uncover barriers and facilitators to innovation.  Please see the full length report below.

Read More >> (1) Exploring Innovation in the Inshore Fishery in Newfoundland and Labrador; (2) Press Release - Innovation Report

C-FOAM Associate and Telfer Adjunct Brian Davy sent along this article regarding genetically modified salmon.  The AquAdvantageAE salmon are on their way to being the first genetically modified animal approved for sale in the US.  Many groups are calling on major retailers to boycott the salmon, begging the question...are we ready for so-called "Frankenfish"?

Read More >> Super Salmon Set to be Approved for Sale in the US

Please see documents below regarding C-FOAM's contribution to the Canada-Chile Implementation Meeting regarding aquaculture.  Documents include a PowerPoint on Canadian Aquaculture, the C-FOAM report for DFAIT on the state of aquaculture in Canada and the draft agenda from the Canada-Chile meeting, held March 18-19, 2013.

Read More >> (1) Canadian Aquaculture (ppt); (2) C-FOAM Report for DFAIT (doc);  (3) Draft agenda for Canada-Chile Joint Implementation Committee Meeting (doc)

C-FOAM Associate and Telfer Adjunct Professor Rick Moll will present a seminar entitled, "Dynamic Modeling with STELLA" on February 26, 2013, 2:30 pm in Desmarais Room 6160.  This seminar will explain, with a live demonstration, the main features of the STELLA modeling language through the gradual development of an example dynamic model. The example will characterize the industrialization of a simple agrarian society. The System Dynamics ( SD) model is constructed with a graphical interface which uses the concepts of stocks, flows and parameters only. The underlying mathematical interpretation of the differential equations which it represents is not required rendering the technique of System Dynamics amenable to non-mathematical modelers. The structure of the industrialization of an agrarian society is built up from three sub components: A population model, an agricultural model and a manufacturing model.

Please RSVP to Cunningham@telfer.uottawa.ca

Read More >> Seminar Announcement - Dynamic Modeling with STELLA

In October 2012, the Fisheries and Oceans Senate Committee released its Report on the Management of Grey Seals in Atlantic Canada. The Report came out Tuesday, October 23 and can be downloaded from the website.  Moreover, the C-FOAM brief was cited in the Report (pp.21-22): 

              “The Committee supports wholeheartedly proposals such as the one presented by the C-FOAM representatives.” (p.22)

Links to the announcement and the report are provided below.
Read More >> (1) Senate Fisheries and Oceans Committee Announcement of Report on Grey Seals in southern Gulf of St. Lawrence; (2) The Sustainable Management of Grey Seal Populations

C-FOAM Chair Dan Lane has a paper published in the June 2012 Issue (Volume 42, Number 2) of Optimum Online entitled "Canada's Commercial Fisheries: Share the Wealth or Create Prosperity?"  Follow the link below to read the paper.  Note: Membership is required to log in to the site, but membership is free.
Read More >> Canada's Commercial Fisheries: Share the Wealth or Create Prosperity?

C-FOAM Associate Brian Davy was in Bangkok, Thailand in June 2012, at the Network of Aquaculture Centers in Asia-Pacific.  Brian sends along his regards and asks you to check out the provided links.  The first is a link to download the Proceedings of the Global Conference on Aquaculture, 2010.  The second is a link to an article on Better Management Practices (BMPs) for Asian small scale shrimp farmers.  Brian is keen to link this work with C-FOAM, and this may include applying for grants together.  Please contact Brian (info on Members page) to provide your comments.
Read More >> (1) Proceedings from the Global Conference on Aquaculture 2012; (2) BMPs for Asian Small Scale Shrimp Farmers

In June 2012, the coordinators of the “Coastal Zones: 21st Century Challenges” working group submitted a document to Keith Alverson, Head of the Climate Change Adaptation and Terrestrial Ecosystems Branch of the Division on Environmental Policy Implementation at the UNEP in Nairobi, Kenya, in advance of RIO+20.  The document can be viewed here.
Read More >> Rio20 Delegations Coastal Zones WG Final Version, June1st

C-FOAM representatives Bruce Hatcher, Cape Breton University and Dan Lane of Telfer submitted the following documents to the Senate Standing Committee on Fisheries and Oceans as part of the Senate Committee’s report on the “Study on the management of the grey seal population off Canada’s East Coast”. The documents include the speaking notes and the Draft Business Plan for a small scale grey seals fishery for Cape Breton that was developed with the assistance of M.Sc. Management student Ira Grover.
Read More >> (1) Speaking notes; (2) Plan for Hay Island Grey Seals (PHIGS).

On April 4, 2012, C-FOAM member Dr. Bruce Hatcher, Chair in Marine Ecosystem Research at Cape Breton University in Sydney, Cape Breton will be coming to visit us. Bruce has kindly agreed to present a C-FOAM seminar at the Desmarais Building, 4th Floor, DMS4170, 55 Laurier Avenue East from 2:30-4pm.  Bruce’s talk will be about his work on the dredging of the Sydney Harbour.  Refreshments will be served.  The seminar poster can be viewed here.
Read More >> Dredging the Sydney Harbour: Doing what HADD to be done

In February 2012, C-FOAM members met and discussed the new DFO Document, The Future of Canada's Commercial Fisheries,  which speaks to the need to reform fisheries management policy in Canada  A group comment was formulated and submitted for DFO's consideration, and can be reviewed here.
Read More >> The Future of Canada's Commercial Fisheries Submission from C-FOAM

In December 2011, the Report of the Commissioner of the Environment and Sustainable Development was released. Chapter 4 is entitled: "A Study of Managing Fisheries for Sustainability". Thanks to Howard Powles for passing this along. This document will be useful for the DFO discussion on "The Future of Canada's Commercial Fisheries" to be discussed at the February 8, 2012 C-FOAM Meeting (see Meetings webpage for details and agenda). See also Chapter 4 of the Commissioner's Report (below).
Read More >> Commissioner's Report (Chapter 4) |

The C-Change ICURA held its first Advisory Board Meeting on November 24, 2011. The C-Change Advisory Board is comprised of C-FOAM members. The Advisory Board discussed the topic of "Curriculum" for sustainability - of particular relevance to C-FOAM For more information and a meeting report, see also the C-FOAM Meetings webpage, and the C-Change website (below).
Read More >> C-Change Website

Presenting the Summary Report of the April 6, 2011 Panel Discussion on "Sustainability in Aquaculture". The Panel Discussion on Aquaculture was a unique event on this multifaceted and complex sector for Canada. The Summary Report provides a record of the event and stimulates potential follow-up and analysis of aquaculture questions.
Read More >> Panel Summary Report |

Presenting the News Release and Report of the 2011 World Conference on Natural Resource Modeling held in Ottawa at the Telfer School of Management, June 14-17, 2011. C-FOAM played host to the international delegates to the RMA and is a proud sponsor to the 2011 NRM World Conference.
Read More >> New Release and Report of the 2011 World Conference on Natural Resource Modeling |

Announcing C-FOAM Best Practices Seminar: PLUMBING THE DEPTHS - A proposed framework for Assessing and Reporting on the Status and Trends in Ocean and Coastal Health in Canada. This special seminar will be held on Wednesday, September 14, 2011 in the Desmarais Building, 7th Floor, Room DMS7170 from 4-5:30pm. C-FOAM is very pleased to welcome Dr. Colleen Mercer Clarke, C-FOAM member, C-Change Community Coordinator, CHONe Post Doctoral Fellow, and Telfer Adjunct Professor. The seminar will present a summary of her research on a science-based framework for assessing the status and trends in oceans and coastal health.
Read More >> C-FOAM Seminar Announcement |

C-FOAM is pleased to announce the new publication: "Assessing Risk of Extinction of Marine Fishes in Canada - The COSEWIC Experience" that appears in the May 2011 Volume 36(5) of the American Fisheries Society Journal: "Fisheries", pp.231-246. The article is written by our C-FOAM colleague Dr. Howard Powles who has recently completed his work at COSEWIC. Congratulations, Howard!
Read More >> Journal Website| Article Link Website

Announcing C-FOAM Special Seminar: Modeling Requirements and Opportunities of the "Earth-Reserve Currency Exchange Indexing System". This special C-FOAM seminar is held together with the 2011 World Conference on Natural Resource Modeling on Wednesday, June 15, 2011 in the Desmarais Building, 4th Floor, Room DMS4130 from 6-8pm. C-FOAM is very pleased to welcome three guest speakers: Joseph Potvin, David Gero, and Akin Hoca from the The Earth-Reserve Archetype (ERA) Developers Group Groupe de développeurs de l'Archétype d'une réserve de la Terre (ART) - A free/libre/open source community initiative. The objective of the seminar is to provide information, generate discussion, and develop feedback on alternative valuation modeling of global resources.
Read More >> C-FOAM Special Seminar Announcement | Earth Reserve Website

Announcing C-FOAM Expert Panel Discussion: Sustainability in Aquaculture. C-FOAM presents this special seminar in the C-FOAM Series on Best Practices on Wednesday, April 6, 2011 in the Desmarais Building, 4th Floor, Room DMS4170 from 4-7pm. C-FOAM is very pleased to welcome four panellists representing different perspectives on salmon aquaculture in Canada: from DFO- Trevor Swerdfager, Director General, Conservation & Protection); from the industry- Ruth Salmon, Executive Director, Canadian Aquaculture Industry Alliance; from the NGO community- John Werring, Aquatic Habitat Specialist, David Suzuki Foundation; and a specialist in aquaculture science- Tillmann Benfey, Department of Biology, University of New Brunswick. The overall objective of the Panel Discussion is to provide information and discuss policy options on how to achieve success and sustainability of salmon aquaculture in Canada.
Read More >> C-FOAM Panel Discussion Announcement | C-FOAM Aquaculture Workshop Background Document

Announcing the 2011 World Conference on Natural Resource Modeling - to be held in Ottawa at the Telfer School of Management, June 14-17, 2011. This is a Special Call to all C-FOAM members informing you of the NRM World Conference that we are hosting here at Telfer, home of C-FOAM and a partner in bring the NRM World Conference to Ottawa. The Conference theme: "Modeling for a Sustainable Environment: Climate Adaptation and Energy, Socio-Economic-Ecological Systems" is of particular interest to C-FOAM members and you are encouraged to get involved in the meeting in June through contributing Abstract (deadline April 16, 2011), full papers to be considered for publication on the Natural Resource Modeling journal (deadline May 31, 2011), and as volunteers in Conference sessions. For more information, visit the NRM website at the link below.
Read More >> http://resourcemodeling.org/conferences/2011

C-FOAM Members' Structure Discussion and Request for feedback: at the November 29, 2010 C-FOAM meetings, C-FOAM Associate Colleen Mercer Clarke was asked to develop a discussion paper for members' feedback. Your feedback is requested to the "C-FOAM Structure Discussion Document" and will be instrumental is charting the structure of C-FOAM into its second decade of research. Please direct your response to the C-FOAM Secretariat and to Dr. Colleen Mercer Clarke (see Membership page for contact information). Your participation is appreciated.
Read More >> C-FOAM Structure Presentation (Dr. Colleen Mercer Clarke) | C-FOAM Structure Discussion Document

On November 29, 2010 C-FOAM hosted two special meetings on Marine Spatial Planning (MSP). The first, as part of the regular C-FOAM meeting that day, was a presentation by C-FOAM Associate, Andrew Lewin entitled"Marine Spatial Planning: An Introduction, Opportunities for Canada and C-FOAM". The second was a special meeting with the World Wildlife Fund (WWF). WWF MSP Leader Andrew Dumbrille was on hand to present Dr. Nicole Schaefer who has been working on MSP for the WWF over 2010. Nicole's presentation to C-FOAM followed on her work at the Oceans' Summit held in June 2010 in Ottawa.
Read More >> Marine Spatial Planning Meeting Agenda | C-FOAM MSP Presentation (Andrew Lewin) | Ocean Summit Report (June 2010)

C-FOAM is pleased to announce the launching of the "Sustainable Fisheries - Fish Forever" website. This is an initiative of C-FOAM member Dr. Scott Parsons. C-FOAM is proud to be associated with this work. The site contains up-to-date information on the latest news in fisheries management and governance. Be sure to check it out, sign up, and contribute to the on-line discussions.
Read More >> http://www.sustainablefisheries.ca/

On November 19, 2010 C-FOAM hosted a meeting with Kevin Potter, Principal at the Auditor-General's Office with the Commission on Environment and Sustainable Development. Kevin met with C-FOAM members Howard Powles and Dan Lane to discuss C-FOAM's work on the "Best Practices in Fisheries Management" for information leading to the development of a non-audit report on "sustainable fisheries" for Canada. Kevin participates in the INTOSAI Working Group on Environmental Auditing (WGEA) which has produced the report: "Auditing Sustainable Fisheries Management: Guidance for Supreme Audit Institutions"
Read More >> WGEA Report on Fisheries Management

Department of Fisheries and Oceans Zonal Advisory Process (ZAP) on the the Impacts of Grey Seals on Fish Populations in Eastern Canada held October 4-8, 2010 in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada. C-FOAM Director Dan Lane, and Bruce Hatcher, Bras d’Or Institute for Ecosystem Research, Cape Breton University, presented a paper entitled: "Ecological Considerations, Economic Value, and Community Engagement: Grey Seals and Ecosystem Based Management of the Gulf of St. Lawrence and the Eastern Scotian Shelf" - See also the Terms of Reference of the ZAP and the Working Paper
Read More >> DFO ZAP Terms of Reference | Hatcher and Lane Working Paper DRAFT

C-FOAM Luncheon Meeting with Grenada Minister of External Affairs, Peter David, with regard to development of a coastal and oceans policy for Grenada with C-FOAM assistance, Monday, June 21, 2010. C-FOAM Associate and Telfer Adjunct Professor, Dr. Carlyle Mitchell head of the Grenada delegation to the Joint Boundary Commission treaty with Trindad and Tobago, hosted the event along with C-FOAM members Len Hinds, Scott Parsons, and Dan Lane, as well as invited guests from the University of Ottawa's VP of Research Office, and the Telfer Research Office. - See also the speech of Dr. Carlyle for details
Read More >> Address to Presentation Brothers College Alumni-Toronto Chapter, The Radisson Hotel, Toronto, May 02, 2010

C-FOAM submission to the FRCC re Strategic Planning for Sustainability in the Atlantic Groundfishery. Read More >> Submission document

FRCC Consultations on Strategic Planning for Sustainability in the Atlantic Groundfishery: C-FOAM members' advice and feedback are requested by the FRCC on aspects relevant to planning for sustainability in the Atlantic groundfish fishery. - See also the FRCC website for details
Read More >> http://www.frcc-ccrh.ca/

Maritime Boundary Treaty signing between Grenada and Trinidad and Tobago: Congratulations to C-FOAM Associate and Telfer Adjunct Professor, Dr. Carlyle Mitchell who headed the Grenada delegation to the Joint Boundary Commission that signed the treaty, Thursday, April 22, 2010 - See also the CaribbeanNet News Press Releases for details
Read More >> Press Releases

Notice of SSHRC Award: Congratulations to C-FOAM Associate and Telfer Adjunct Professor, Dr. Brian Davy as University of Ottawa collaborator on an International Opportunities Fund Grant entitled "Building an international research network for collaborative coastal management: sharing experiences from Brazil and Canada". The project is led by Dr. Iain Davidson-Hunt of the Natural Research Institute of the University of Manitoba. C-FOAM is proud to be a partner on this initiative through Brian's work. March, 2010
Read More >> SSHRC Notice of Decision

Cape Breton Grey Sealing Futures - Unama'kiewaq mawilukutitaq wjit waspu'k weliaqmuow - Toward a Well-Managed, Respected and Sustainable Industry, 21-23 September, 2009, Bras d’Or Institute for Ecosystem Research, Cape Breton University. This workshop was the follow-up to the November 2008 C-FOAM Ottawa meeting on Grey Seals. - See also the Workshop Summary attached.
Read More >> Workshop Summary Document

C-FOAM is pleased to announce the new publication: Handbook of Marine Fisheries Conservation and Management edited by Quentin Grafton, Ray Hilborn, Dale Squires, Maree Tait, and Meryl Williams. C-FOAM is very proud to acknowledge the participation in this book of C-FOAM Associates Kaija Metuzals, Scott Parsons, Elie Moussalli, and Dan Lane who all contributed chapters to the work. The Handbook is published by Oxford University Press (2010). - See also the book website for details
Read More >> http://www.oup.com/us/catalog/general/subject/LifeSciences/Ecology/ConservationBiology/?view=usa&ci=9780195370287

New publication: Managing Canada's Fisheries: from early days to the year 2000 by Joe Gough. C-FOAM is pleased to announced the publication of this important book by C-FOAM affiliate and colleague, Joe Gough. This book presents the history of commercial fishery management in Canada and the struggle between industry and ecological responsibility and is published by Les éditions du Septentrion. - See also the book website for details
Read More >> http://mqup.mcgill.ca/book.php?bookid=2140

C-FOAM announces a new publication on Asian aquaculture edited by Sena S. DeSilva and C-FOAM associate Dr. Brian Davy entitled "Success Stories in Asian Aquaculture". This book is published by Springer (2010), the IDRC, and NACA (Network of Aquaculture Centres in Asia) and is available online as a free download. - See also the book website for details
Read More >> http://www.enaca.org/modules/news/article.php?storyid=1857

C-FOAM Presentation to EU Team of Stockholm consultants from Baltic 2020 on the Update of the Common Fisheries Policy and Best Practices in Fisheries, Monday, February 23, 2009

C-FOAM Workshop on Grey Seals: Toward Well-Managed, Valued, and Sustainable Resource Use, Friday, November 14, 2008 - Workshop report, Recommendations, and Follow-up
Read More >> Workshop Report |

Seminar by Douglas Bancroft, Director of the Canadian Ice Service and Co-Director of the Canada-United States North American Ice Service, What's Really Happening with Canada's Sea Ice: Impacts On, and Demands By, Key Stakeholders, 2:00 – 4:00 pm, Dec. 4, 2008

Report on the International Association for Impact Assessment: Special Topics Conference on Cumulative Effects, Ronald W. Jones, December 2, 2008

Well-Managed Fisheries Symposium - American Fisheries Society (AFS), C-FOAM Final Report
Read More >> C-FOAM AFS Symposium Final Report | C-FOAM Annotated Bibliography (revised)

Ocean Noise Scoping Workshop by Leila Hatch, US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, MA, USA, Ships and Whales: the Stellwagen Bank National Marine Sanctuary as a Case Study for Regional Characterization and Management of Underwater Noise, 14:30 – 17:30, November 19, 2008

C-FOAM Workshop on Grey Seals: Toward Well-Managed, Valued, and Sustainable Resource Use, Friday, November 14, 2008
Read More >> Agenda | Daoust Paper | DFO Seal Plan Excerpts | Globe&Mail | Hansard

C-FOAM Participation at the State of Lakes Ecosystem Conference (SOLEC) Niagara Fall, Ontario, October 23-24, 2008
Read More >> Report of the Meeting

C-FOAM Funding announcement: The Telfer School has pledged $60,000 to C-FOAM, Wednesday, September 24, 2008
Read More >> http://www.telfer.uottawa.ca/content/view/1361/64/lang,En/

ICES Annual Science Conference Halifax, N.S., September 22-26, 2008- Well-managed fisheries: can we learn from experience to define best practices? Powles, Parsons, Lane
Read More >> Research Paper CM2008/O:18 |

Well-Managed Fisheries Symposium - American Fisheries Society (AFS), 138th Annual Meeting, Ottawa, August 17 - 21, 2008
Read More >> AFS Abstract | Workshop Report | Annotated Bibliography

Seminar by Mike Brklacich (Carleton University) and Steve Plante (Université du Québec à Rimouski), Coastal Communities, Climate Change and Adaptation to Uncertain Futures, 3:00-4:30 pm, Wednesday, May 14, 2008

Seminar by Paul Ma, Fisheries and Oceans Canada, Fishery and Other Natural Resource Dependent Communities - Diagnostic and Trends, 3:00-4:00 pm, Thursday, April 24, 2008

Seminar by Don McRae, Faculty of Law, University of Ottawa, OMRN-DFO ADM Oceans and Habitat Oceans Dialogue Lecture, 3pm, March 27, 2008

Seminar by Dan Lane, OMRN Chair, OMRN-DFO ADM Science Lecture, 1pm, March 20, 2008

Workshop Outline - Defining Success in Fisheries Management, December 5-6, 2007

Seminar by Quentin Grafton, Australian National University, Thursday, July 12, 2007

Seminar by Joanna Vince, University of Tasmania, Thursday, June 14, 2007

Seasons Greetings and Best Wishes for 2007

Hosted meeting and luncheon for CARICOM Study Tour Group (hosted 3 CFRM members as guests at first stop on nation-wide study tour re establishing a CFP for the Caribbean), July 10, 2006

Hosted Director-General of OECS, Dr. Len Ishmel, July 25, 2006 for discussions on research projects in the Caribbean