Testimonials Hero
At Lobster Academy, we receive many comments regarding our programming for educating lobster buyers around the world. We hope you find these testimonials helpful.

Jerry Amirault, the Executive Director of the AVC Lobster Science Centre, continues to develop a new management model for the Centre based on industry inputs for research project recruitment and the required response.

"Lobster Academy™ recognizes that lobsters reach well beyond the fishery to touch the various support industries such as boat building and repair; trap, rope and fishing supply businesses; fuel dealers; banks and insurance companies; and others. It touches seafood-processing businesses, bait suppliers, the restaurateurs, the craftsman and artisan, the tourism trade, and the cultural heritage and identity of nearly every coastal community on the North Atlantic seaboard."
- Dr. Robert Bayer; Academic Dean/ Executive Director - Lobster Institute

"The trip was very informative and very well done. It was a great mix of attendees from all over the world and we all learned quite a bit. I had the pleasure of riding back to Bangor with two of the folks from the Lobster Institute and they took me back to the University and gave me a tour of what they are doing there. I think Michael Tourkistas of East Coast Seafood is a very visionary guy and has put together a tremendous facility and supply chain as well as his passion for sharing the knowledge with the rest of the industry. This was an excellent program that I would recommend to everyone and would love to be able to pay to put my Seafood Managers through it."
- Jack Gridley, Meat and Seafood Director - Dorothy Lane Markets (DLM)

"This past October I had the opportunity to attend the first Lobster Academy event hosted in St. Andrews and on Deer Island. In these tough economic times, we need to carefully manage the value of each product that we purchase. Education is always an important aspect of doing business, and it is excellent news to hear that Lobster Academy will continue to host sessions over the coming years. It would be my recommendation for any retail or foodservice buyer who is considering purchasing lobster to attend."
- Murray Meikenhous, Vice President of Purchasing - Houlihan's Restaurants

"My time at the Lobster Academy was a huge benefit to me. Not only did I gain valuable information on lobsters, I was able to foster relationships that will endure time. The staff, guests and speakers were all first rate and very informative. The information was delivered in an entertaining fashion that made the time pass quickly. All events were fun and informative. I highly recommend this program to anyone in the industry regardless of tenure."
- Chris Weisert, Corporate Seafood - Category Manager - The Kroger Company

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