Expertise

Expertise

Expertise

The objective of the LQRIC is to enhance sustainable value-added in Nova Scotia’s lucrative lobster industry via 3 central strategies:

Research

Developing an advanced applied and continuing research program into the determinants of lobster quality for the global marketplace.

Training

Providing lobster handling and holding state-of-the-art accredited training programs.

Branding

Supporting the recognition of the Nova Scotia Seafood Brand for lobster exporters through training, auditing, and certification.

Research

  • Lobster preseason and in-season longitudinal sampling for biological characteristics including quality
  • Data analysis of lobster sampling programs
  • Modelling of lobster industry decision making re location and timing of harvests for improved quality
  • Best practices for traditional supply chain processes, e.g., handling, storage, and air freight
  • Descriptive modelling of the dynamics of the Nova Scotia lobster sector
  • Submissions of applications to encourage applied lobster research and the ongoing development of young researchers through funding opportunities

Research Projects

Training for Industry

  • Development and delivery of commercial lobster handling and holding courses for harvesters, processors, buyers, and exporters
  • Accreditation of the NSDFA mandated training program
  • Development of mixed media platforms for presentation of accredited lobster handling and holding courses for restaurants, shippers, and other lobster clients

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Branding

  • Development and delivery of commercial lobster handling and holding training courses for buyers-exporters as required for the Nova Scotia Seafood Brand certification
  • Assisting lobster exporters in preparing for audits of facilities for Nova Scotia Seafood Brand certification approvals

Certification

The goal of the survey is to collect baseline information and identify factors impacting quality throughout the supply chain, resulting in wasted product and reduced financial returns for the industry. The results of the survey will be used to guide applied research activity, ultimately benefiting the Nova Scotia lobster industry as a whole.