Expanding Markets for Canadian Lobsters Through Marketing and Branding
With spring galloping along at a brisk pace, the lobster market becomes flooded as many areas re-enter the fishery after laying low over the winter months.
This is the case for harvesters in New England and most of the Maritimes, but not for Southwest Nova Scotia, where over 1,600 vessels ply the waters between Digby and Halifax.
With the emergence of larger fishing vessels, many harvesters in Digby, Yarmouth and Shelburne Counties fish the whole winter, albeit not every day, but as ...
Record Lobster Landings and Price but Quality an Issue in LFA 33-34
If there was ever a time that lobstermen in LFA 33-34 would get a decent opening day price for their catch, it is now.
It was sort of a perfect storm in regards to price —few lobsters on the market, a low Canadian dollar, a demand for the product in Asia and northern Europe, as well as the all-important U.S. market and a weather forecast generally void of gale force winds.
Lobsters opened at $6-$6.25/pound and were still at that level when January arrived.
Landings have been phenom...