N.B. lobster plants had so much trouble finding workers they trashed thousands of kilos of shellfish

Despite unemployment rates hovering near double-digit territory, some New Brunswick lobster plants were so short-staffed last year that thousands of kilograms of lobster had to be thrown out. New Brunswick Fisheries Minister Rick Doucet said Wednesday he knows of one plant that had to discard about 1,360 kilograms of lobster because they couldn’t find enough staff to process the crustaceans. “I’m seeing companies having to throw away product because they just don’t have the manpower to process at peak times,” said Doucet. Read the rest here 11:08

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