Big Catches, Big Prices cause boat backlog for Nova Scotia fishermen

A booming lobster industry certainly has its ups, but some of the downs are becoming apparent to one fisherman from Kelly’s Cove, N.S., who says he can’t find a vessel because boat builders are being stretched by high demand. Craig Smith sold his old fishing boat to put a down payment on a new one, which was supposed to be ready last August. Since then, he’s managed to get by using boats he leases. Boatyards in Nova Scotia have been working full tilt, as fishermen get rid of older vessels in favour of new ones as they capitalize on a prosperous season of big catches and good prices in southwest Nova Scotia. Read the rest here 09:01

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