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Ocean to Plate – Lobster Industry Research Forum

January 29, 2019 @ 8:00 am - 4:30 pm

Springboard Atlantic and the Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency are bringing together the harvesters, processors, buyers and shippers of the lobster industry with the research capacity at Atlantic Canada’s universities and colleges.

Come and meet researchers that can work with you on challenges across the lobster industry value chain. Come and learn how others of Canada build partnerships. Come engage with our institutions’ Industry Liaison Officers who can help you navigate the world of R&D collaboration. Come engage with industry to explore collaborative solutions to your company challenges.

This event is everything you need to take your R&D to the next level.



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


January 29, 2019
8:00 am - 4:30 pm
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