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

1688 issues apology for confusion

May 06, 2012 - 6 h 51

 The 1688 Professional Lobster Fishermen Association issued the following statement on Saturday, May 5: 

 The 1688 Professional Lobster Fishermen Association would like...

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1688 issues apology for confusion

1688 says strike continues

May 03, 2012 - 21 h 56

The 1688 Professional Lobster Fishermen Association says the strike by lobster fishermen is still ongoing and at a meeting being held at the Yarmouth Mariners Centre on Friday evening a decision will...

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1688 says strike continues

LFA 34 Management Board issues statement

May 04, 2012 - 15 h 08

The LFA 34 Management Board has issued the following statement concerning the lobster strike that has been occurring in southwestern Nova Scotia. The strike was initiated by the 1688 Professional...

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Not all fishermen staying ashore, RCMP on high alert

May 03, 2012 - 11 h 07

While the majority of LFA 34 lobster fishermen are still holding out for a $5 shore price until the end of May, there was a show of support for fishermen who want to go fishing and salvage what they...

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RCMP on high alert

Fishermen standing their ground

May 02, 2012 - 13 h 10

Lobster Fishing Area 34 lobster fishermen have voted overwhelmingly in favour of holding out for a $5 shore price for their catch until...

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Fishermen standing their ground

Local lobster fishers gear up to strike

April 24, 2012 - 21 h 47

Local lobster fishers in the LFA 33 and 34 district decided at a meeting held Tuesday afternoon, April 24, that they would hold their catch until the price increased to $5.50 per pound.

Hundreds...

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Local lobster fishers gear up to strike