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Canadian-U.S. Lobstermen’s Town Meeting: Register Here!

April 5 - April 6


or call 207.581.4095

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.


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


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


Thanks to our sponsors!

  • Platinum:
    • Consulate General of Canada in Boston
  • Gold:
    • Maine Sea Grant
  • Silver:
    • Maritime Fishermen’s Union
    • ME DMR
    • Maine Salt
    • Inland Seafood
    • UMaine Office of the Vice President for Research
    • UMaine Canadian-American Center
    • UMaine Foundation
    • BA Richard
    • Shediac Lobster
  • Other:
    • PEI Fishermen’s Association
    • Luke’s Lobster / Cape Seafood
    • Downeast Lobstermen’s Association
    • Highliner Foods
    • True North
    • Maine Center for Coastal Fisheries


April 5
April 6