Our industry has many problems: a resource regime shift driven by global warming, a diminishing supply of labour, changing and increasingly expensive technologies and weak competitiveness, to name some of the more significant ones.
However, the truth is the fishing industry in Atlantic Canada has had serious problems of one kind or another pretty much from its very beginning.
The industry’s problems have been studied time and again for decades by different people and reports of the ...
Maritime Seafood Coalition Formed in Response to Chronic Labour Shortage
The Maritime Seafood Coalition, announced this week, is a growing collection of fishing enterprises (fishers), industry organizations, and regional stakeholders working together to challenge the Federal government’s apparent unwillingness to take seriously the chromic labour shortage in the seafood sector.
Lack of labour places Canada at a trade disadvantage: While labour shortages in fish and food processing are common in most developed nations, our competitors have the ability to use low ...