Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Shrimp and Greens - A Lesson from our American Neighbours

In Newfoundland and Labrador we are saying: "You think the crab pricing negotiations were bad, wait until we have to deal with the shrimp!"

In New York (just a row in a skiff down the coast)  They are saying "...the biggest seasonal harvest since 1997. Because the harvest has exceeded the recommended maximum catch, regulators are closing the season Wednesday, more than three weeks earlier than originally planned."  and ''The market was certainly able to handle more volume at a higher price than last year''

What is different from New York to Newfoundland and Labrador?  The fishery of today in our Newfoundland and Labrador has done very well in making a good profit on the belief that the fishery is dead and harvesters should be more than glad to get their meager pittance for their catch.

It is time for Newfoundland and Labrador to reown our fishery.