Furlong | Fishermen aren’t thugs, but they shouldn’t act that way

CBC – I frequently lament the lack of attention people in this province pay to the fishery. That changed this week, but for the wrong reason. The dumping of more than $80,000 worth of crab over the wharf in Hickman’s Harbour outraged many, from both inside and outside the industry. About 200 fishermen gathered on the wharf at the Golden Shell plant on Random Island, bent on stopping the company from operating. They did that by entering the plant and throwing away crab the company had legally bought and legally owned. The province has an arm’s length mechanism in place for resolving fishery price disputes. It’s called the Standing Fish Price Setting Panel. continued