COVID-19 Impact on Lobster Markets a Daily Concern
Above: Lonnie Snow photo
It is day by day for lobster buyers and dealers in the Maritimes, as the COVID-19 pandemic continues to impact markets around the world.
“The marketplace continues to be a work-in-progress,” said Leo Muise, executive director of the Nova Scotia Seafood Alliance. “As of the end of January, we can report that 2020 was rather challenging in the seafood sector and the initial weeks of 2021 have been similarly so.”
Muise said the market in ...
Winter Lobster Fishery Remaining Strong: Concerns Raised Over Quality of Some Landed Product
When asked to describe the first few weeks of the lobster fishery in LFA 34, Hubert Saulnier, who has fished from his home port of Meteghan River for the past 46 years, said that “catches were down but landings were up.”
While it sounds like an oxymoron, he was right. Initial landings were down from a year ago, but since fishermen could fish almost every day during those first two weeks, overall landings were up.
Prices have also been good — staying above $6/pound for that period, ...