About the Coordinators

Justin Cantafio (Operations)

Originally from Ontario, Justin has visited his family cottage in Hillsburn, a small fishing village on the Bay of Fundy in Nova Scotia, since his youth. Having an isolated off-the-grid saltshack by the sea in an intimate lobstering community helped to foster a deep a connection to the ocean. He is now the primary caretaker of the property and proudly calls Nova Scotia home.

Justin has a background in environmental ecology, and holds a Master of Resource and Environmental Management from Dalhousie University’s School for Resource and Environmental Studies in Halifax. His interests include sustainable food production and distribution, with a focus on food security and localization. He has an extensive research portfolio and has co-produced an educational documentary film. Now excitedly with the EAC and Off the Hook, he is applying his skills and passions to promoting sustainable fisheries. Outside of work Justin enjoys ice hockey, running, yoga, good food, camp fires and exploring community.

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