Alliance des pêcheurs professionnels du Québec (APPQ)
L’Association des pêcheurs propriétaires des Îles-de-la-Madeleine (APPIM) is a not-for-profit organization. It received its license from the Government of Quebec in October of 1976, in accordance with part III, of the Companies Act. The APPIM has been operating since 1975 and is the oldest organization of its kind in Quebec and among the most important in Canada. It’s fish harvester members fish for lobster, mackerel, herring, cod, scallop, common crab, some snow crab and whelk fishers, for an average landing value of 40 million dollars.
Since 1995, I manage l’Alliance des pêcheurs professionnels du Québec. I chair on the board of the Bureau d’accréditation des pêcheurs et aides-pêcheurs professionnels du Québec since its creation in 1997. I also manage the Centre local de développement des Îles-de-la-Madeleine (local development center) as well as the MERINOV corporation, which is a research organization that brings together representatives of the Quebec marine industries, education institutions and of du ministère de l’Agriculture, des Pêcheries et de l’Alimentation du Québec (Quebec’s Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food).