Levy, Wind Turbines in the Mix for LFA 34 Lobster Fishermen
The word around South West Nova Scotia is that when lobstermen don’t spill buckets of tears over the state of their industry, things are rosy indeed.
This being the case, the past fall and spring lobster fishery have been exceptional — prices opened at $6/pound in November and closed at $6/pound at the end of the fishery May 31st.
In-between, prices fluctuated upwards, reaching $10/pound in mid-winter, a common occurrence as weather at that time permits very few fishing days.
P.E.I. Government Gives Lobster Levy the Green Light
CBC is reporting that the Prince Edward Island cabinet has approved new regulations that will see a one-cent-per-pound lobster levy collected from buyers next spring.
P.E.I. Agriculture and Fisheries Minister Alan McIsaac said this is the final step for the province, since the regulations for a one-cent-per-pound levy for lobster fishermen were passed in the summer.
P.E.I. will be the first province in Atlantic Canada to have the levy, which will be used to help market and promote local ...
Why Southwest Fish Processors are Deadset Against Levy — Issue will Most Likely Involve Maritime-Wide Vote
There is much discontent among the fish processing and buying fraternity in south western Nova Scotia on the issue of a levy to pay for a generic lobster marketing program — and it stems from a feeling of being excluded from the process.
“We have never met with Geoff Irvine and the Lobster Council on this issue and we feel LFA 34 will carry the brunt of the burden for this endeavour,” Wade Nickerson of Seakist Lobsters in Overton said in an interview.
Nickerson and the majority of ...