Cooke deal for Wanchese, Rafael scallop vessels, off table for now

Canada WancheseMultiple sources close to Wanchese said the deal is off the table, and Rafael confirmed to Undercurrent News a sale of his vessels is not going ahead. On Feb. 9, he said a sale would have to be agreed before March 1, as this is when the new scallop season starts every year.“The deal is off. I won’t sell unless I get my number. I do not need to sell,” he said, speaking to Undercurrent at the show. Although he has not named the possible buyer, Rafael has been open about contemplating selling to an “international company”, thought to be Canadian salmon farmer and processor Cooke. Read the rest here 14:08

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