November 13, 2012
Captain Victor Thibeault
Recognize the lobster in the video? The lobster on your plate may have been caught by Victor Thibault of Meteghan Nova Scotia and on film by the Canadian Council of Professional Fish Harvesters (CCPFH). CCPFH followed Captain Victor Thibault this summer as part of its video series on the Canadian fish harvesting industry. The video is now available on the CCPFH website through Youtube at http://youtu.be/6jfhLWAXsdw.
“We’re exploring the personal side of the fish harvesting industry, telling a story about the fish harvesters, their community and ultimately how seafood makes its way to the consumer’s plate” said John Sutcliffe, Executive Director of the CCPFH. “We want to reignite interest in the industry as a career and also to reacquaint Canadians with the value this industry brings to our economy.”
Captain Victor Thibault is the second harvester being highlighted in the series of videos being filmed. Victor along with his two crewmembers are Acadian lobster and crab harvesters. Victor has been on a fishing boat since a very early age and has two young deckhands to handle the workload on his boat. The Captain speaks frankly about the skills required to become a fish harvester as well as the challenges of getting into the industry.
“We’re very excited about this series,” said John Sutcliffe. “Our work at the Canadian Council of Professional Fish Harvesters is seen in every aspect of the fish harvester’s day, from safety to the best way to market their catch. We are showing what our organization is about through the actions of Canadian fish harvesters. Few people are aware of the challenges harvesters face and the pride they have in their work.”
The videos are part of a project being funded by the Government of Canada and is being produced by Kobb Media for the Canadian Council of Professional Fish Harvesters.