Province announces new lobster quality and innovation centre in Digby County


The Nova Scotia government has announced a lobster quality and innovation centre based at Université Sainte-Anne in Church Point.

In a release, the province says the areas of focus will include live lobster quality, handling and holding practices, storage and shipping, and new technologies for grading. 

The three-year budget of about $2.5 million will be used for personnel, lab equipment, and operating costs.

Staff at the centre will work closely with the university's Marine Research Centre located in Petit-de-Grat, Richmond County.

The facility is under construction and is expected to be ready for operation by summer.