Northern Shrimp Research Foundation

Due to the lack of research activities and scientific data in the north, in 2004 all of the 17  offshore shrimp license holders formed the Northern Shrimp Research Foundation (NSRF) under the auspices of the Federal Government to conduct scientific research surveys in the north. The NSRF conducts surveys north of SFA4 and surveys for quotas held in the Eastern and Western Assessment Zones. The Department of Fisheries and Oceans (DFO) provide the scientific advice on sample design and analysis of the data collected.