The Lobster Chronicles


Atlantic lobster fishermen, who are fed-up after years of historically low lobster prices, may have some good news on the horizon now that the recently formed Lobster Council has announced a plan to push prices up.

According to CBC News, Geoff Irvine, executive director of the council, blames an uncoordinated approach to the fishery and says the council will recommend the establishment of price and supply controls on the region’s lobster.

While Irvine denied such a move would constitute price fixing, he said the ultimate goal would be to find buyers more willing to pay a premium price. “What we want to do is target some higher quality buyers, and we want to sell more lobster to people who appreciate the quality and will pay more,” he told the CBC.

Meanwhile, the council has discussed a number of other issues, including quality, grading and Sunday fishing.


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