SHANGHAI — The notion of sustainable fisheries harvesting practices translates well into Chinese and Japanese, according to Deirdre Gilbert, policy director for the Maine Department of Marine Resources.
Gilbert, who travelled to Tokyo and Shanghai on a trade mission with Governor Paul LePage late last month, provided an overview of Maine’s lobster industry management and conservation measures to dozens of chefs, buyers, government officials and media in both countries.
“This mission was a success on many fronts,” said LePage. “But I was especially pleased to see how receptive people were in Tokyo and Shanghai to Deirdre’s presentation on the management and character of Maine’s lobster fishery.
“I believe this will help our dealers continue to grow markets in China and Japan for Maine lobster in all its forms.”