Fishermen's Organizations

North of Smokey Fishermen's Association (NOSFA)

The Maritime Fishermen's Union (MFU)

The Maritime Fishermen's Union Local 6

Guysborough County Inshore Fishermen's Association

The Prince Edward Island Fishermen's Association (PEIFA)

Fish, Food and Allied Workers (FFAW/CAW) of Newfoundland

The Nova Scotia Fisheries Sector Council is dedicated to planning and implementing human resource development strategies to attract new entrants to aquaculture, fish harvesting and processing careers, and promoting competitiveness and higher quality standards for seafood products.

Science Institutions

The Fishermen and Scientists Research Society (FSRS). 30 fishermen from LFA27 participate in FSRS's Lobster Recruitment Project. For a report on data up to 2008 see: 2009 data will be available shortly.

The AVC Lobster Science Centre (AVCLSC) is a research unit within the Atlantic Veterinary College at the University of Prince Edward Island located in Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, Canada.


The Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) The MSC's fishery certification program and seafood ecolabel recognise and reward sustainable fishing. We are a global organisation working with fisheries, seafood companies, scientists, conservation groups and the public to promote the best environmental choice in seafood. A list of all certified fisheries can be found at: and especially note

The Lobster Council of Canada. The mandate of the Lobster Council of Canada shall be to enhance the value of the Canadian Lobster Sector in a sustainable fashion by addressing the issues of importance to the industry.

Ecotrust, Canada has implemented a traceability project (ThisFish Beta): an easy way for you to trace seafood back to its origins: who caught it, when, where and how. An initiative of Ecotrust Canada and industry partners, ThisFish sets out to make the seafood business more transparent and, well, less fishy. A growing community of trusted fishermen, fishing organizations, processors, restaurants and retailers—all dedicated to quality and sustainability—is currently testing this innovative system in British Columbia and Atlantic Canada.

DFO sites

Sustainable Fisheries: DFO has a few pages on their website specially devoted to Sustainable Fisheries. Lobster has a page of it own at:

More to come.... if you have any useful links please send them on to

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