Lobster Genetics

By Veronika Brzeski

Guest post by Laura Benestan, graduate student with the NSERC Canadian Fisheries Research Network Imagine being responsible for managing a moose population, which includes a hunt. To do it sustainably…

At sea sampling

By Veronika Brzeski

How sustainable is our fishery? There are many ways to assess sustainability of a fishery: some very sophisticated methodologies using complex data programs and fancy equipment and some much simpler but easier…

Tagging Lobsters and Conservation

By Veronika Brzeski

Since 1993, lobster harvesters in Eastern Cape Breton have participated in research which tagged and retrieved lobster to monitor their movement and growth. The results: Lobster don’t move much from year…

Berried Female Lobster

By Veronika Brzeski

It is illegal to keep a berried female.

Unlike the roe, or red eggs inside a cooked lobster, these black eggs glued to the outside of the tail are fertilized. After 9 to 12 months of carrying them on the swimmerets, the eggs will hatch into tiny lobster larvae that float on the surface of the ocean for 6 to 8 weeks.

We are MSC Certified Sustainable!

By CB Lobster

Our lobster fishery has been certified sustainable by the Marine Stewardship Council. This fishery joins an elite group of 259 MSC certified fisheries across the globe that are helping to ensure healthy marine ecosystems for the future.