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APPME (L'Association des pêcheurs professionnels membres d'équipage)

Welcome to the Association des pêcheurs professionnels membres d’équipage site! Since it constitutes the only group of crew members, our association serves as the crew members’ voice in several discussion forums, including at the local, provincial and national levels.

The APPME is the only active crew member group in Canada.

Our association was established on May 17, 1996, through the transformation of the Association des pêcheurs professionnels acadiens (APPA) into the Fédération régionale acadienne des pêcheurs professionnels (FRAPP). Our members have been involved for more than 40 years in the development of mindshare fisheries through various associations which evolved into the federation, the FRAPP.

Mission Statement
The Association des pêcheurs professionnels membres d’équipage (APPME) represents the interests of its members before other related fishing associations, government authorities and entities, in order to promote, advance and formally recognize their profession.

The Association des pêcheurs professionnels membres d’équipage (APPME) is known for its active and very significant contribution in recognizing of all its fishermen members with regard to their experience and professional qualifications, through a professional certification delivered to them by relevant authorities.

Guiding Principles

  • Participation of members in the decision-making process
  • Spirit of openness and collaboration between members
  • Transparency in the sharing of information
  • Coordinated approach and unified action
  • Participatory management and team spirit