Fishermen take their lobster to N.S.

Some fishermen in this province are not waiting for our government to grant permission to sell lobster catches out of province, and are taking matters into their own hands. A truckload of lobster, worth more than $5,000, is set to be sold to an unnamed buyer in Nova Scotia today. “We could have sold ten truckloads if we could get it there, but physically that’s all we could do today,” said Bill Broderick who works with the Fish, Food, and Allied Workers Union. Meanwhile, Fisheries Minister Clyde Jackman has said he is considering the union’s request to allow out-of-province lobster sales – which arose from some provincial processors refusing to honour a price set by an independent panel.

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