Using wastes and invasive species as bait for lobster fisheries

Description 

Every year there is a large amount of waste generated by the shrimp fishery in St. Anthony, and the near shore lobster fishermen are looking for opportunities to reduce their costs for baiting lobster pots. This project would examine if the wastes created from shrimp processing plants in the area could be utilized by lobster fishermen as a potential free bait source for lobster pots. This could connect to Biology and potentially the chemistry departments at Memorial. The MMSB Waste Management Applied Research Fund, Research Development Council, NSERC and MITACS are all potential sources of funding.

Rural Secretariat Regions 
St. Anthony - Port au Choix
Economic Zones 
Zone 6 - Nordic
Zone 7 - Red Ochre
Start date 
2 Sep 2014