2019 Lobster Technicians
Hi my name is Adena. I am a soon to be graduate from the Marine Environment Technology program at the Fisheries and Marine Institute of Memorial University with a background in Marine Biology from the University of New Brunswick Saint John. I’m originally from New Brunswick but have been studying and working all around the Atlantic provinces in the marine science field. Working with the Cape Breton Fish Harvesters Associations this summer, I hope to learn more about the owner/operator fisheries in Cape Breton and the scientific research conducted by CBFHA that contributes the sustainability of the fishery.
Hi my name is Michaela Oravecz and I am from Grand Mira North. I have recently obtained my Advanced Diploma in Ocean Technology from Nova Scotia Community College. Before this, I received my Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering Technology focusing on Electronics and Controls from Cape Breton University. I am thrilled to be working with the Cape Breton Fish Harvesters Association as a Lobster Technician, and to have been given the chance to work with their Baited Remote Underwater Video Systems. This will allow me to work more closely with the members of the association and the fishermen in my community, as well as being able to see what happens below the ocean’s surface. I am very excited for this opportunity to participate in the scientific research that helps ensure the sustainability of the fisheries for the future.
My name is Jacob Keagan and I am from North Sydney, NS. I am going into my 3rd year of a Bachelor of Science in Human Kinetics at StFX. I also graduated from Memorial High School in Sydney Mines in 2017. My hobbies include hockey, baseball and softball and being involved with my community. What I would like to take away from my lobster technician job would be to learn more and about lobster behavior and also about the different types of by-catch in LFA 27. I will be sampling in the Emera Cable Zone; covering Alder Point, Point Aconi, Big Bras D'or, North Sydney and Englishtown.
Hi everyone! My name is Amanda Gove. I am entering my fourth year of university in September. I will be graduating with my honours in biology and a certificate in forensic science from Saint Marys University. I am excited to be working with Cape Breton Fish Harvesters Association for my second year. I will be continuing to sample in the Donkin area which includes Glace Bay, Port Morien, and False Bay. Im eager to conduct more research for the sustainability of lobsters in my hometown and to meet new people/see everyone from last year!