Prince Edward Island Fishermen's Assoc.

US-Canada Lobstermen's Meeting April 5-6 in Portland, Maine

The US-Canada Lobstermen's Town Meeting is a day and a half long dialogue between fishermen, wholesalers, processors, researchers and government officials from the USA and Canada.

Pre-register by April 1: $35 USD // After April 1: $45 USD. Registration includes lunch and the seafood reception. 

Hotel information:
Westin Harborview Hotel, Portland 
157 High Street, Portland, Maine 
$149/night on April 4+5
Call 1-855-811-0043 and mention Lobstermen's Town Meeting. 

  

FRIDAY, APRIL 5

9:00 AM -- Registration and coffee

9:30 AM -- Welcoming remarks and Conference Program begins.

Each session will include an introduction from experts in their field and a facilitated discussion. The dialogue is intended to foster improved collaboration, communication and understanding on important issues facing the US and Canadian lobster industry. 


Session I: Lobster Markets and Supply Chain Dynamics in 2019
Stewart Lamont,
Tangier Lobster Company, Tangier, Nova Scotia
Scout Wuerthner, Inland Seafood, Lobster Division, South Portland, Maine

Session II: Bait Sourcing and Security
Martin Mallet,
Maritime Fishermen's Union, Shediac, New Brunswick
Nick Popoff, Maine Department of Marine Resources, Augusta, Maine

Session III: North Atlantic Right Whales
Lyne Morissette,
M-Expertise Marine, Sainte-Luce, Quebec
Erin Summers, Maine Department of Marine Resources, Boothbay Harbor, Maine

4:30 PM -- Adjourn Day I
5:00 - 7:00 PM -- Seafood reception and cash bar

 

SATURDAY, APRIL 6

8:00 AM -- Breakfast

9:00 AM -- Welcoming remarks and Conference Program begins.

Session IV: Lobster Quality
Sheamus MacDonald,
Sedna Trace and Technology, Dartmouth, Nova Scotia
Mark Nighman, Cranberry Islands Fishermen's Co-op, Islesford, Maine 

12:00 PM -- Adjourn Day II