Northern N.S. lobster fishermen fear impact of Coronavirus on communities

Leonard LeBlanc says his phone has been ringing off the hook. The retired fisherman now the president of the Gulf Nova Scotia Fishermen’s Coalition, “Last night I had a call from a fisherman’s wife who was crying on the phone,” LeBlanc said. “She said ‘I don’t know what I’m going to do this spring. My husband is going to have to be separated from me for the entire fishing season. We have two young kids and he doesn’t want to take the chance to infect the kids with the virus.’” Fish harvesters and processors have been deemed an essential service by the federal government, but some are concerned going ahead with the season would be a recipe for disaster for their families and communities. >click to read< 11:43

One Response to Northern N.S. lobster fishermen fear impact of Coronavirus on communities

  1. Dale says:

    I agree with wha Conrad an his wife are saying all but the people new to the industry will have to go the will not have to go if the government comes up with a package for each fisherman an woman an crew members on the boat will have unemployment for this winter until next season with a pandemic stil in our area no signs of it leaving soon the season should jus be postponed till next season with everyone with a package to cover their payments so they don’t lose their licenses so we can all stay home not make this covid 19 worse we are a small community in dingwall nova Scotia, bay st lawarnce. North or smokey area

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