Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Former Minister Wants Report On Lobster Prices

The MLA for Queens-Shelburne wants to see the findings of a panel's work looking into the low price of lobster. Sterling Belliveau says those in the industry need to know what they will be faced with when the lobster fishing season opens later this month. He is asking Fisheries Minister Keith Colwell to release a report examining the factors behind poor lobster prices. Last season, fishermen were getting just over three dollars per pound in some areas. The panel was established last June and has members from Nova Scotia, New Brunswick and PEI. Belliveau says with dumping day less than three weeks away it's time the recommendations be made available to the industry. Lobster season is set to begin in LFA's 33 and 34 on November 25.