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P.E.I. Lobster season delayed because of ice conditions, delay surprises P.E.I. Fisherman’s Association

It was the right call to delay the lobster season because some harbours on the Island’s north and south shores are still impassable with ice, says the P.E.I. Fishermen’s Association. Fisheries and Oceans Canada sent out the notice Thursday afternoon that fishermen won’t be setting and pulling traps next Thursday, as initially planned, because of ice conditions in the southern Gulf of St. Lawrence. Read the rest here  Lobster season delay surprises P.E.I. fishermen Read the rest here 13:14

Mike McGeoghegan steps down as PEIFA president

After a five-year term of successive re-elections, Mike McGeoghegan has stepped down as president of the largest fishing organization in the province. The Pinette-based fisherman has retired from the industry and can no longer remain in his capacity. Read the rest here  08:34

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