Atlantic Canada’s commercialization and industry liaison network

Ocean to Plate - Lobster Industry Research Forum

January 29, 2019, 8:00 am – 4:30 pm at the Best Western Truro - Glengarry, 150 Willow Street, Truro, NS



8:00 a.m. Registration

8:30 a.m. Welcoming Remarks

Project Overview – ACOA and Springboard Atlantic

Keynote Address – Thor Sigfusson, Iceland Ocean Cluster

10 a.m. Morning Break

DFO research expertise overview – Adam Cook, Lead Scientist

Plenary Session, State of the Lobster Industry – John Sackton, Seafood News

12:00 p.m. Facilitated networking lunch for researcher/industry engagement on key challenges to the lobster industry

Industry/Researcher Panel on Collaboration

  • Rémy Rochette, University of New Brunswick
  • Michelle Theriault, Université Sainte Anne
  • Geoff Irvine, Lobster Council of Canada
  • Allan MacLean, Louisbourg Seafoods

2:15 p.m. Afternoon Break

Open Forum Discussion – Facilitated group discussion around industry key challenges and potential next steps

4:30 p.m. Closing remarks