Keith Hutchings, Minister of Fisheries and Aquaculture, has announced C$24,550 through the Fisheries Technology and New Opportunities Program for the initiative.
“This quality standards booklet will help the provincial lobster sector continue to improve its regular handling practices that can be set across the industry. The Provincial Government is pleased to support this project with C$24,550, as this booklet will help our seafood industry maintain its strong reputation in global markets,” said Mr Hutchings.
The informational booklet will outline best practices in the lobster industry regarding at-sea handling, holding, transporting and processing.
“We need to maintain quality control across the board to continue to be competitive in the global marketplace. This booklet contains the information to help our industry continue to produce top quality seafood product. We would like to thank the Provincial Government for their support with this endeavour,” said George Joyce, Executive Director, Seafood Processors of Newfoundland and Labrador.
With this funding, 1,000 copies of the booklet, as well as two lobster marketing banners will be produced.