Atlantic Canada’s commercialization and industry liaison network

Ocean to Plate – Advancing the Lobster Industry Together

Atlantic Canadian lobster is recognized world-wide for its quality and outstanding taste, but through climate change, rapidly evolving technologies and globalization, the Atlantic Canadian lobster industry faces new challenges.

That’s why Springboard Atlantic and the Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency (ACOA) launched an initiative to support the stakeholders of the lobster industry to ensure the sustainability and continued growth of this important Atlantic Canadian sector.

Initial consultations with harvesters, processors, shippers and buyers have shown ACOA and Springboard the key challenges facing the lobster industry. Targeted engagement events in December 2018 and January 2019 will show how the resources in Atlantic Canada’s post-secondary institutions can be leveraged through collaboration and address the lobster industry’s key business problems.

Want to get involved? Looking for a research partner?

We have done the hard work for you and put together a Master List of Lobster Expertise that resides in Springboard’s member institutions in Atlantic Canada. This living document will be regularly reviewed and edited to ensure that it stays up to date.

Not quite sure where to start? Interested in working with the industry and academia on this challenge?

Come to our Industry Engagement events this winter to learn more. We will be holding several smaller events across the region in December and January which will culminate in the Atlantic Canada wide event on January 29, 2019. Come join us in a town near you to get started.

December 4, 2018: Corner Brook, NL

December 6, 2018: Charlottetown, PEI

December 11, 2018: Moncton, NB

January 15, 2019: Shelburne, NS

January 29, 2019: Truro, NS