Harper concerned by slumping lobster prices

Prime Minister Stephen Harper urged fishermen and seafood processors in the Maritimes to resolve a dispute over slumping lobster prices as some lobster fishermen headed back to work Tuesday after days of protests. “Obviously, we are concerned by what we’re seeing in the marketplace,” Harper said after an announcement in Summerside, P.E.I. Michael McGeoghegan of the P.E.I. Fisherman’s Association said the protest has highlighted the problematic pricing structure for consumers who buy lobster in grocery stores. “We’ve always known that amongst fishermen but the general public hasn’t known that,” he said. continued