Seacow Pond, PE, General Manager of Tignish Fisheries Co-operative Association Limited

Francis  has been the  General Manager of Tignish Fisheries Co-operative Association Limited for the past three years.  Tignish Fisheries Co-op has a membership of 190 members and  is the  parent company of Royal Star Foods Ltd.

Royal Star Foods is a seafood processing company, employs over 300 employees  and is known worldwide for its  high quality products.

When Francis is not busy at work, he is probably helping out with community groups. He is the President of the Minor Hockey Association, President of the Seacow Pond Harbour Authority, Vice President of the Western Golf Fishermen’s Association, and Past President of the LFA24 Lobster Advisory Board.

This year Francis received the 2013 Tignish Citizen of the Year Award as well as the Volunteer of the Year from PEI Minor Hockey Association.

Francis is quick to tell you that first and foremost he is a fisherman .  He’s  had his own fishing fleet since he was 16 years old  and is the third generation fisherman in his family. His son is now the fourth.   Francis loves being  in the boat and  out on the water.

Francis lives in SeaCow Pond, near Tignish.  He is the father of three grown children and the grandfather of two.