North of Smokey Fishermen's Association (NOSFA)
The Maritime Fishermen's Union (MFU)
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.
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: http://fsrs.ns.ca/doc/2009%20FSRS%20conf_LR.pdf. 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: http://www.msc.org/track-a-fishery/all-fisheries and especially note http://www.msc.org/track-a-fishery/in-assessment/north-west-atlantic/Eastern-Canada-offshore-lobster/Eastern-Canada-offshore-lobster
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.
Sustainable Fisheries. Lobster has a page of it own at: http://www.dfo-mpo.gc.ca/fm-gp/sustainable-durable/lobster-homard-eng.htm
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