Lobster fishermen hope to cut costs with shipping containers

If Joe Boudreau gets his way, the only hand that touches a lobster before it reaches a customer in Asia, Europe or United States will be that of the fishermen who takes it from a trap and puts it in one of his crates. Boudreau’s method of transporting lobster will get its first test run this year, courtesy of a fishermen’s co-op out of Ballantynes Cove, a longtime Sydney-based fish buyer, and the Eskasoni First Nation. Outside Boudreau’s modest Antigonish shop is a transport truck trailer and two shipping containers being outfitted with a custom system to mimic the ocean environment during transport for Live Ship. Owned by brothers Jim and Allison Gillis, Live Ship plans to send its first loads of lobster to Europe later this summer. >click to read<08:25

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