SFP will spotlight the importance of transitioning to ropeless gear in crab and lobster fisheries during the Global Seafood Alliance’s Responsible Seafood Summit, October 2-5, 2023, in Saint John, New Brunswick, Canada. Biodiversity and Nature Director Kathryn Novak will moderate a panel on collaboration among industry, gear manufacturers, and NGOs to proactively address the challenges facing fishers and whales in Canadian snow crab and lobster fisheries through gear innovation and adaptation. Participants can also join a field trip in Saint John Harbor, sponsored by SFP and Ashored, to see a demonstration of Ashored’s MOBI on-demand traps.