Tag Archives: Nova Scotia Lobster fishermen

Boat quotas now in place for some PEI lobster fishermen –

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ALBERTON — The president of the Prince Edward Island Fishermen’s Association expressed frustration Tuesday of a situation that has suddenly found some Island lobster fishermen on boat quotas and others looking for buyers for their catches. Read more here  15:46

A Fractured Lobster Fishery in the Canadian Maritimes

CBC_News_logoNova Scotia Lobster fishermen return to sea after standoff  Lobster fishermen in Nova Scotia will be back on the water at first light on Tuesday, after hundreds tied up their boats to fight for better prices from seafood processors. The protest is over, but the problem of low lobster prices at the wharf persists. The protesters said they’ve made their point and have enlisted the province’s fisheries minister as an ally. continued

P.E.I. lobster fishermen returning to water Some fishermen in Western P.E.I. are calling the protest a failure, because it did not pressure processors to raise prices. West Prince fisherman Scott McNeill still believes it was the right thing to do. continued

Lobster fishermen protest over prices ends in New Brunswick Fishermen in New Brunswick’s zone 23 were back on the water again, hauling up traps in the Escuminac and Caraquet areas. Alain-Paul Thériault was among them. They felt they had to go out, he said. continued

Maritime Lobster fishermen continue fight against low prices

CBC News Posted: May 11, 2013   1:42 PM AT Protests continue across the Maritimes as many lobster fishermen refuse to fish until lobster brokers agree to pay a higher price. continued

Current wholesale lobster prices

Prince Edward Island   New Brunswick        Nova Scotia
Price for canners $2.75 – $3.75 $3 $3.75
Price for market lobster $3.25 – $3.50 $3.50 $4