Pack ice having huge impact on Twillingate economic activity

Harbourmaster Gord Noseworthy shakes his head as he describes the situation. “Nothing is getting landed. I have been working here for 21 years and I’ve never seen it like this.” He looks over at the boats tied up at the wharf and explains the ripple effect the ice has on the small outport community. “It is not just the boats and their crews that are being affected,” he said. “We have 50 to 60 people that load and unload the boats that aren’t working. These workers probably won’t get enough to qualify for EI. The crab that is usually landed here is being sent to places like Harbour Grace and Catalina. Not a single seal came onto our dock this year,” Noseworthy said,,, Lobster fisherman Hardy Troake is looking at a seriously depleted season. “Lobster season was supposed to have opened May 7,” he told the Pilot Friday. “It was then delayed until the 13th and look now; we still haven’t been able to get out.” Click here to read the story 11:16

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