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