In 2016, every lobster harvested around the Gaspé Peninsula will bear a blue rubber band and tag on one of its claws. The tag will allow consumers to see exactly where the crustacean came from, ensuring them that they’re buying a superior quality product from the Gaspé Peninsula, harvested in a manner kind to the environment.
By visiting the website and entering the alphanumerical code stamped on the blue tag attached to their lobster, consumers can watch a video clip about the harvester who caught their lobster, learn more about his fishing area, see the name of the lobster boat’s skipper and the method used to catch the lobster. It’s a unique way to bring consumers and their seafood harvesters closer together!
An MSC certified fishery!
Since March 2015, the lobster fishery on the Gaspé Peninsula in Quebec along the shores of the Gulf of St. Lawrence in Atlantic Canada has achieved certification to the Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) Fisheries Standard as a sustainable and well-managed fishery. Learn more
Find the source of your lobster
Le regroupement des pêcheurs professionnels du sud de la Gaspésie (RPPSG) is also involved in a pilot fishing tourism project. Dubbed, 'At Sea with Coastal Fishermen', the project's goal is to encourage Gaspé visitors to participate in fishing expeditions that are characteristic of the region.
Enjoy an unforgettable excursion with real fishermen!
For details, checkout www.enmer.ca