February 23, 2012
The Canadian Council of Professional Fish Harvesters (CCPFH) will be unveiling its new website during their General Assembly between February 6th and 8th, 2012. The site not only has a new look but a new address as well: www.FishHarvestersPecheurs.ca.
"The new address makes it easier to access while the new features makie the site easy to use" said John Sutcliffe, Executive Director of CCPFH. "Fish harvesters will be able to find the latest industry information, find out about the programs we offer, and connect with other fish harvesters across Canada."
The old site served the Council well for many years. However, during recent consultations with CCPFH members, needs and new ideas meant that it would be difficult to update the old website. CCPFH decided to publish a Request for Proposal and begin anew to meet current needs.
gordongroup Marketing + Communications was awarded the contract to redevelop the site. They were presented with a list of requirements to fulfill CCPFH members' web and communication related needs. The website company took on the challenge and created an ideal site to allow enhanced communication between the organization and its members. The site will be an important resource and tool to support the information and communication needs of Canadian fish harvesters.
Some of the new features on the site include:
- Creating your own account to download and order items
- Accessing materials such as presentations, training programs and industry information
- An improved news section that lets you see what's in the media and what CCPFH is working on
- Newsletter sign-up
- Picture galleries
- A recipes section
Shortly after the launch of the site CCPFH will also have a blog where fish harvesters can have an open discussion and share information and opinions on topics. We will also have active social media accounts which will be another excellent source for news.
"CCPFH wants to make it easy for fish harvesters to get industry related information" said John Sutcliffe. "We're exploring new ways to reach out to our members and to make information readily available to them in a number of ways."
For those who have been looking at the site for years, there's no need to change what you type in, you can visit the old website address and it will automatically bring you to the new address.