2011-2012 Lobster season

2011-2012 Lobster season

The 2011-2012 lobster season off southwestern Nova Scotia has been anything but smooth sailing. The season started out with low prices in the fall, a vote on a split season, the establishment of a new lobster association in the winter, fishermen withholding their catches in January for a $5.50 price and fishermen going on strike in the spring as they sought a committed price for the rest of the season. Heck, even lobster tags delivered to fishermen in the fall were late this season. 

 

 

Fishermen listen intently to the discussion at a 1688 meeting on May 4 in Yarmouth. There was a lot of confusion at the meeting, and following it, pertaining to a strike. TINA COMEAU PHOTO

Lobster market outlook 'troubling'

November 28, 2011 - 7 h 15

This story was written a couple of weeks prior to this week's start of the lobster commercial fishery. The fishery was to have opened on Monday, Nov....

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Lobster market outlook 'troubling'