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Sustainable Growth of Atlantic Lobster Focus of Workshop

The Atlantic Lobster Sustainability Foundation (ALSF) and University of Maine Lobster Institute will co-host the third annual Science Workshop on Sustainable Growth of the Atlantic Lobster on July 23–24 in Moncton, New Brunswick.

The purpose of the workshop is to inform stakeholders about lobster research at home and abroad and to map the way to support lobster sustainability through science.

“In 2011 and 2012, stakeholders from all sectors of the lobster fishery — fishermen, processors, buyers — participated in this workshop,” says Rick Doucet, ALSF executive director. “The conference is a great opportunity to bring those who work on the water, in processing plants or as buyers, together with leading researchers to ensure a vital and sustainable lobster industry.”

Since 1987, the University of Maine Lobster Institute has been working with and serving the lobster industry from New York to Newfoundland.

“The Lobster Institute is very pleased to be forging a stronger bond with the Atlantic Lobster Sustainability Foundation and co-hosting this year’s science workshop,” says Bob Bayer, executive director of the Lobster Institute. “Our missions are very similar. Both focus on sustaining the lobster resource that is the centerpiece of an economically significant cross-border industry.”

Registration forms are available at lobstersustainability.ca and lobsterinstitute.org.

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