Tag Archives: P.E.I. Seafood Processors Association

Seafood processors, fishermen unite in opposing temporary foreign workers changes

863a4ac9dc_64635696_o2The P.E.I. Seafood Processors Association and the P.E.I. Fishermen’s Association have united in calling for a reversal of Ottawa’s sweeping reforms of the temporary foreign worker program — reforms they say will have a devastating impact on the Island’s seafood industry. Read more here 22:15

PEI: Fish processors look to students to fill labour void

863a4ac9dc_64635696_o2Island fish processors are doing everything they can to fill the labour shortage that caused the  to stall earlier this week—including recruiting students. Read more here 08:16

Worker shortage leaves lobster at the wharves

A lobster buyer in Georgetown told CBC News Tuesday there’s just too much lobster being caught right now all through the region. David Conrad said his fishermen were on quota Tuesday and would be again Wednesday, but said the situation is worse for others. Read more here 07:09

Lobster boats tie up Tuesday as processors seek fish plant workers

morning mist“Where it really hurts is where one harbour is on a quota and the harbour next to them isn’t. One buyer puts his fishermen on a quota and the other fellows don’t,’’ Campbell said. “That’s where it affects them — it really affects them.’’ Read more here  19:32

PEI: Labour shortage cause of lobster quotas, says processor group

863a4ac9dc_64635696_o2You understand the chronic labour shortage our industry is facing. So now that the daily landings have become as large as they are it’s making it difficult to process lobsters throughout the region.” King, who speaks for eight P.E.I. processors, said they could use 400 employees at those plants right now. One plant in particular in the eastern region, is operating at 55 per cent capacity.  Read more here 10:06

Maritime fishermen remain in port to protest rock-bottom lobster prices – “It’s a dysfunctional system,”

The Tyee – Peter Dowd of the Gulf Nova Scotia Bonafide Fishermen’s Association said fishermen need to be invited to the table to discuss how they can secure a fair price. He says people in some parts of Nova Scotia were hearing that the price would be as high as $6 a pound early in the season and then dropped to about $3. “The protest is about how is it possible that the market has changed so drastically,” he said from Antigonish, where fishermen met again to discuss the way forward. “It doesn’t make sense that to most of the fishermen how the market could fluctuate so much.” continued   [Tyee]