A group of concerned fishermen’s
organizations and processors initiated a research and
consultation project to identify ways to improve the
handling of lobster at sea by Nova Scotian vessels.
Since the inception of the project in 2002, the group
led by the Nova Scotia Fisheries Sector Council, shared
a common goal of achieving the highest quality lobster
thus increasing the value of their products in the face
of ever increasing world wide competition.
Phase I of the Project focused on identification of current at-sea
lobster handling practices across Nova Scotia and a
review of current research on the effects of these
handling methods. Phase II developed a workshop and
video to educate both existing fishermen and new
entrants to the fishery by demonstrating proper lobster
handling at sea from the perspective of industry
participants across the province.
The ultimate goal was to develop material that would promote the
best at-sea lobster handling practices, improve the
profitability of harvesters and processors while
re-establishing pride within industry members.
Quality Lobster from Ship to Shore gives an overview of the best
lobster handling practices on board Nova Scotian lobster
vessels. Designed for both the harvesting and
processing sector, this video will provide the viewer
with the know how to effectively land high quality
Nova Scotia Fisheries Sector Council
38 B John Street,
Yarmouth, Nova Scotia B5A 3H2
Phone: (902) 742-6167 Fax: (902) 742-8391