Tag Archives: Gidney Fisheries

Amid uncertain NAFTA future, lobster industry looks to other markets

President Donald Trump is known to be a steak kind of guy. But his threat to throw out the North American Free Trade Agreement is lending a whole new meaning to “surf and turf” for at least one lobster-processing plant in southwestern Nova Scotia. “Yes, we all watch the negotiations. Yes, we’re all concerned about what will happen,” said Robert MacDonald, president and general manager of Gidney Fisheries in Centreville, N.S. The U.S. is the largest consumer of lobster from the Maritimes, accounting for close to three-quarters of the roughly $2 billion this country exported in 2016, according to the Department of Fisheries and Oceans. click here to read the story 09:24

Digby Neck company continues to develop Far East markets for its live lobster at China’s fisheries expo

 president Robert MacDonald, whose company sells about a half-million pounds of live lobster annually in China, is at the expo as part of his two-week tour of Far East markets. Company official Mark Croft said the Digby Neck firm  has found China, Hong Kong and South Korea to be one of the better sale areas. Read the rest here  19:42