After several years of task force reports and recommendations to deal with the quality of lobster that was being harvested, stored, and shipped, the time has come for a collaborative partnership of academics, industry and governments to address the situation. In fact, lobster quality has generally been deteriorating throughout Nova Scotia waters since before 2014.
We do not seek to "solve" the issue, or to attribute water temperatures or ecosystem quality to the "cause". Instead, we seek to adapt lobster harvests and lobster product to ways and means of dealing with the changes we see. All that toward enhancing value for Nova Scotia harvesters, processors, exporters, and consumers. We can do this by working together.