Leo Muise is a seafood management consultant employed by the Nova Scotia Seafood Alliance, an organization of 108 shore-based seafood companies and supportive business in Nova Scotia.
His extensive regulatory and development experience is focused on wild caught seafood, aquaculture and agriculture where he has functioned on the wharf and in the board rooms. After graduating from St. Francis Xavier University, Leo began is working life at the Department of Fisheries and Oceans, holding positions as a fishery officer, regulatory analysis, and manager of regulations and licensing at the National and Regional level. Leo’s subsequent career began with the Province of Nova Scotia when he became the Director of Aquaculture. After an amalgamation of Departments, Leo progressed to become an Executive Director at the Department of Agriculture focusing on regulatory issues like supply management, food safety, and laboratory services. Leo returned to the Department of Fisheries and Aquaculture as Executive Director for a short time prior to retirement from the Nova Scotia government.
In 2015 Leo started his consultant business with the Nova Scotia Seafood Alliance. Leo transformed the Nova Scotia Fish Packers Association, an organization of 41 shore-based seafood business focused in South Western Nova Scotia into the Nova Scotia Seafood Alliance, an organization of 108 member company’s representative of all regions in the Province. In addition to the Perennia Board, Leo serves on the Advisory Council for the Ocean Tracking Network, the Board of Directors of the Nova Scotia Fisheries Sector Council, and the Board of Directors of the Lobster Council of Canada.