Panel sets price for shrimp at 48 cents per pound

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The province's price-setting panel has set the average price for shrimp at 48 cents per pound, an increase of about three cents over 2009.
Reaction to the price has so far been quiet, with fisheries union boss Earle McCurdy saying this morning he will comment later today.
And Derek Butler of the Association of Seafood Producers has not been available for comment.
The announcement comes just days after a bitter price dispute was resolved in the crab fishery.
For more, read Wednesday's print edition of The Telegram.

Organizations: Association of Seafood Producers

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  • goulie
    July 02, 2010 - 13:34

    Let the Whinning begin!!!!!!

  • Brett
    July 02, 2010 - 13:32

    My understanding is that the louisiana shrimp are nice and big (barbeque-able), whereas the ones we have here are the mini salad shrimp - that are not nearly in as much demand.

    I'll probably get blasted for this - but it's like they're selling topsoil to a farmer + we're trying to sell sand.

    Now if we could get the salad shrimp a bigger market - ie. NL shrimp - the preferred shrimp for chinese dim sum, or indian dishes, we might have a shot at higher prices.

  • George
    July 02, 2010 - 13:17

    You're kidding on 48 cents a pound right?
    With the disaster besetting the shrimping industry in Louisiana, you want the fisherman to fish for something that now has an overly large demand, and fish it for that price?
    Wouldn't be me!

  • goulie
    July 01, 2010 - 20:23

    Let the Whinning begin!!!!!!

  • Brett
    July 01, 2010 - 20:21

    My understanding is that the louisiana shrimp are nice and big (barbeque-able), whereas the ones we have here are the mini salad shrimp - that are not nearly in as much demand.

    I'll probably get blasted for this - but it's like they're selling topsoil to a farmer + we're trying to sell sand.

    Now if we could get the salad shrimp a bigger market - ie. NL shrimp - the preferred shrimp for chinese dim sum, or indian dishes, we might have a shot at higher prices.

  • George
    July 01, 2010 - 19:57

    You're kidding on 48 cents a pound right?
    With the disaster besetting the shrimping industry in Louisiana, you want the fisherman to fish for something that now has an overly large demand, and fish it for that price?
    Wouldn't be me!