2018-2019 Board of Directors

Chair Leonard Leblanc
Gulf NS Fishermen's Coalition
Vice Chair Arnold DeMings
Sea Star Fisheries Ltd.
Secretary Doug Bertram
Innovative Fishery Products
Treasurer Star Donovan
Mersey Seafoods Ltd.
Harvesting Representatives Yvon Thibault D.B. Kenney Fisheries Limited
Dale Richardson Swordfish Harpoon NS
Star Donovan Mersey Seafood Limited
Ray Belliveau Charlesville Fisheries Limited
Keith Lohnes Clearwater Seafoods LP
Processing Representatives Arnold Demmings Sea Star Fisheries Limited
Erin Purcell Seafood Producers Association of Nova Scotia
Noel Despres Comeau's Seafoods Ltd.
Nicole Oliver Birch Street Seafoods Limited
Roland Michaelis Victoria Coop Fisheries
Aquaculture/Services Incidental to Fishing Representatives


Bernard Kennedy JK Marine Services
Dick Stewart Arctic Fisheries Ltd.
Doug Bertram Innovative Fishery Products
NS Fisheries Sector Council Representatives Ron Heighton Gulf NS Fishermen's Coalition
Leonard Leblanc Gulf NS Fishermen's Coalition
Paul Angelopoulos Workers’ Compensation Board of NS
Tom LeBlanc NS Dept. of Labour/OHS
Alan Chandler NS Dept. Fisheries & Agriculture
Rob Freake Transport Canada
Paul MacDonald DFO-Small Craft Harbours
Stacey Bieren DFO Conservation & Protection
Staff (non-voting) Amanda Dedrick Executive Director, FSANS
Matthew Duffy Safety Advisor, FSANS
Administration Support Lisa Fitzgerald NS Fisheries Sector Council
Sandra Doucet NS Fisheries Sector Council

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