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Sweetening the (lobster) pot – With fewer harvesters at play, the industry is expected to be more viable

The Lobster Fishery Sustainability Program, which ends on March 31, will definitely have a positive effect on lobster harvesters’ bottom lines in the future, says the plan’s co-ordinator. Bill Broderick, who’s also the inshore director with the Fish, Food and Allied Workers union (FFAW), said the program achieved its goal to increase incomes by significantly reducing lobster fishing capacity in Fortune Bay, the southwest coast and on the west coast through voluntary trap reductions and lobster licence retirements. Read more here 08:45

Lobster fishery sustainability program a success – objective was to reduce fishing capacity

fisheries_and_oceansFisheries and Oceans Canada Minister Gail Shea, Newfoundland and Labrador Fisheries and Aquaculture Minister Keith Hutchings, and Fish Food and Allied Workers (FFAW-Unifor) President Earle McCurdy today said that they are very pleased with the results of the program and the direct benefits for lobster harvesters who remain in the fishery. Read [email protected]  17:43