Robin Messenger (M.A.)

M.A. candidate, University of New Brunswick


Email: robin.a.messenger@gmail.com

Personal website: Linkedin

CV (Résumé)



B.A. - 2005-2010 – Memorial University of Newfoundland & Labrador, Grenfell Campus

M.Anth. - 2013-Present – University of New Brunswick, Fredericton Campus


Keywords: Lobster Fishing Areas (LFAs), season change, policy, sustainability, decision-making processes

Evaluating Governing Processes: Case Study of Lobster Season Changes in the Scotia-Fundy
(CFRN Project: 1.1 - Enhanced fisheries knowledge for an evolving management regime)

Supervisor(s): Dr. Melanie Wiber, Department of Anthropology, University of New Brunswick 


In Canada, fisheries policy needs to be as adaptive and responsive to change as the current environmental and market conditions demand. However, any changes to policy needs to be carried out in a fair, transparent manner consistent with ecological, economic and social sustainability. In Eastern Nova Scotia, proposals to change opening and closing dates of the lobster season are been under debate given that such changes could potentially modify how individual fishing enterprises benefit and may also alter the distribution of benefits (i.e. to where and to whom benefits flow). As a need developed by industry, my thesis and work for the CFRN will include interviews with current and former DFO officials, industry participants, and industry representatives in several Lobster Fishing Areas (LFAs) to provide a ‘report card’ on the governing processes of season change requests.  



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