Tag Archives: Nova Scotia Seafood Alliance

Stewart Lamont: ‘We’re in the relationship business – we sell lobster on the side’

Stewart Lamont, 62, managing director of Tangier Lobster Co. and founder of the Lobster Council of Canada, represents the lobster sector in the Nova Scotia Seafood Alliance.,,, My cousin, a friend and my mentor, had a lobster export business. He recruited me in 1981 saying we’d work six months with six months off; I could do the two things I wanted – travel and write. It sounded superb. I didn’t want to go into the real world anyway. We’d operate six months, shut down, come back six months later. Increasingly, clients would give us a blast – “where were you in February when we needed a good lobster?” We decided we had to run year-round. click here to read the story 11:59

From wide open to closed: Nova Scotia Seafood Alliance seeks moratorium on new Nova Scotia plants

Nova Scotia’s seafood industry is seeking a moratorium on new plants and lobster pounds and wants the province to stop issuing new buyer and processor licences. Under the industry proposal, licences would also be transferable and could be sold. That would offer a windfall for current licence holders who at the moment must give them up when they exit the business. “We would like to see in the buying/processing sector a limited-entry system with transferability attached to it,” said Leo Muise of the Nova Scotia Seafood Alliance, an industry association that recently changed its name from Nova Scotia Fish Packers Association. The request was recently submitted to the Nova Scotia government as it reviews its seafood licensing regime. “We strongly feel there is enough capacity in the province right now and the commercial fish supply is limited to what’s in the ocean. We feel there is a nice balance right now and we would like to keep it at that level.” Read the story here 15:47