Conference 2016

The Fishermen and Scientists Research Society (FSRS) held its 23rd Annual Conference on February 25th, 2016 at the Best Western Plus hotel in Dartmouth, NS. 

The conference included a range of presentations on topics ranging from water temperature monitoring to fishing safety. This was followed by the Scientific Program Committee Report and Workplan for 2016, and the Annual General Meeting. In addition to these sessions, the conference included posters and displays.

Conference Program

Annual Report 2015


The FSRS would like to thank the following presenters for their very informative presentations:


We would also like to thank the follow student poster presenters for their contributions:

  • Bethany Nordstrom, Dalhousie University- Linking the seasonal distribution of jellyfish and leatherback sea turtles on the Scotian Shelf
  • Brady Quinn, University of New Brunswick - Potential impacts of high, stressful temperatures on development, drift, survival, and settlement of American lobster larvae in future climates
  • Andrea Castillejos Sepulveda, University of New Brunswick  - Analysis of metal concentrations and stable isotope ratios in juvenile American lobsters exposed to aquaculture sites in the Bay of Fundy, Canada
  • Sha Bo, University of New Brunswick- Using a new and expanded dataset to identify lobster stocks based on changes in landings through time
  • Cody Bourque, University of New Brunswick  - Impact of salmon aquaculture on gene expression of juvenile American lobster (Homarus americanus) in the Bay of Fundy, New Brunswick, Canada
  • Maggie Folkins, University of New Brunswick - Effects of Salmon Aquaculture on the Abundance and Growth Rates of Juvenile American Lobster (Homarus americanus) in the Bay of Fundy
  • Dan Mombourquette, St Mary's / CFRN - A Science-industry study of the Distribution of Community Benefits in Atlantic Canadian Fisheries
  • Heather Carey, Dalhousie University - Parasite prevalence and intensity in lobsters (Homarus americanus) harvested from the Northumberland Strait and Atlantic coast of Nova Scotia

The materials provided by the presenters are for consultation purposes only and shall not be reproduced or modified for use in other documents or forums (e.g. conferences and meetings) without written permission from the presenter(s). Many results presented are preliminary and should be treated with caution as conclusions are subject to change as analyses progress. 

For reports on various presentations and discussions on the topics covered at this year’s conference please see the 2016 Spring Issue of our newsletter.- coming soon.

Conference Sponsors

Adult Lobster Sponsors

Juvenile Lobster Sponsors

Atlantic Electronics Limited

Caldwell Roach Insurance

Canadian Lobster Council of Canada


Halifax West Commercial Fishermen's Association

Maritime Aboriginal Peoples Council


Lobster Settler Sponsor