MONTAGUE – A workshop on lobster sustainability is part of a program designed to attract a new generation of fishers to an important Island industry, says Fisheries Minister Ron MacKinley.
“It is essential for our young (fishermen) to learn as much as they can about the lobster stocks in order to protect and sustain them,” said the minister. “Learning more about the resource also helps to develop new ideas and new ways of promoting our seafood products around the world.”
The province says the Future Fisher Program provides an incentive and a training opportunity for young fishermen entering the industry. The
program is unique in Atlantic Canada and was renewed by the province
Since the program began in 2009, 94 young fishermen have participated in workshops and courses. They are required to take courses in marine emergency duties, first aid, radio communications, lobster biology and health, and business management.