Labour Challenges Persist for N.S. Seafood Processors
An aging workforce, the ability to fill entry-level positions and COVID-19 have seafood processors in Nova Scotia looking for creative ways to recruit employees.
“Labour shortages are a growing concern for numerous members of the Nova Scotia Seafood Alliance,” said executive director Leo Muise.
“Additional workers are often needed when businesses expand production, existing employees leave, or during a seasonal influx of products. It has been a number of years since a shortage of ...
Optimistic Outlook for Upcoming Southwest Nova Lobster Fishery
Above Photo: Cape Sable Island lobster harvester Janaya Nickerson offloads crates from a truck. This will be Nickerson’s fourth lobster season aboard Every Last Cent, captained by her father Herbie. “I love it,” she said. “I used to go when I was a kid banding and decided to get into it because I really enjoy it. I have a passion for it.” Kathy Johnson photos
The countdown is on to the opening of the southwestern Nova Scotia lobster fishery on November 25, weather ...
Lobster Catches Stay Decent Throughout Winter Fishery in Southwest Nova
Season Challenging One for Buyers
Aside from the weather, the winter lobster fishery in lobster fishing areas (LFAs) 33 and 34 hasn’t been too bad, with catches strong when the fishing boats could get out.
“The weather has been horrible. There’s been a lot of wind,” said Bernie Berry, president of the Coldwater Lobster Association, but “when the guys get out the catches are decent” in most areas. “Everybody’s looking forward to spring breaking.”
Lockeport buyer Mike ...
N.S. Seafood Alliance Nears Goal of 100 Members
The Nova Scotia Seafood Alliance (NSSA) is nearing a goal set 16 months ago to recruit 100 members to the umbrella organization that represents the interests of small and medium-sized seafood companies in the fishing industry.
“The Alliance is growing nicely and we are quite proud of that,” said Leo Muise, executive director of the Alliance.
“We currently have 93 members as of this moment, including associate members,” which “represents a significant portion of the shore ...