Sustainable Fisheries Teleconference

When: Wednesday, September 21

Time: 12:00 - 1:00 p.m. Island time (11:30 p.m. - 12:30 p.m. Labrador time)

Cost: Free

Fish harvesters and consumers alike are looking for new ways to supply consumers with fresh local food while supporting harvesters with a fair income. Join us for this exciting teleconference to learn about fisheries and food security, Community Supported Fisheries (CSFs), and other sustainable seafood marketing alternatives.

Keynote Speakers:

David Adler, Coordinator, Off the Hook Community Supported Fishery: Off the Hook is Atlantic Canada's first Community Supported Fishery. It is in its second season of providing consumers in Halifax with sustainably harvested seafood caught by a co-operative of small-scale, groundfish bottom hook and line fishermen from the Bay of Fundy. Subscribers pay at the beginning of the summer season for weekly shares of the co-op’s catch of fresh whole haddock and hake. David will provide an overview of how Off the Hook came to be and how it benefits both harvesters and consumers.

Kristen Lowitt, PhD Candidate, MUN: Kristen will give an overview of fisheries' contribution to food security both in Newfoundland and Labrador and globally, and will describe several seafood alternative-marketing examples.

The presentations will be followed by an opportunity for questions and discussion.

REGISTER by Tuesday, September 20th by contacting Rick Kelly at or by calling (709) 237-4026.

About FSN teleconferences: Participants call in to a free 1-800 number which connects them to the presenter and all the other participants. Before the teleconference FSN distributes, via email, the call-in instructions as well as a PDF presentation to follow along with on your own computer.