- April 05, 2012 - 20:28
The FFAW and the Govt regulating Panel interferred with the open market for lobsters two tears ago and of course now it is a mess like everything else the Panel and the FFAW are involved in. The back of the truck buying and open auction cannot work because the fishermen then can't get their EI. The lobster fishery sales to buyers are mainly a means to EI like the rest of the fishery.
- April 05, 2012 - 17:35
Here we go again. I think the government should stay out of it this time and let these two settle their problems by themselves. I am tired of them dragging the Government into every problem they have and asking the taxpayers to bail them out every time something goes wrong. The marine life out there are the property of the citizens of this country not the fishermen or the plants. They do however get to harvest the only resource we give away free and worse still the taxpayers get to pay for all the infrastructure they use to operate - wharfs, breakwaters, slipways etc. Give me a break. This industry and the people who operate in it have cost us much more than any other, they are ungrateful and more trouble than they are worth. Cut off the government taxpayers subsidies and lets them try to make it on their own.
- Turry from town
- April 05, 2012 - 13:33
Newfoundland and Labrador is a province that has an abundance of seafood available for fishers and it's people.If fishers cannot get their price from multinational seafood processers,then sell it from the wharf or the back of your trucks door to door to people of the province like was done years ago.Cutting out the middleman will make seafood much more affordable and in high demand locally.
- April 05, 2012 - 11:00
You want fair pricing, then have the product sold in open auction. All buyers can go head to head and fishermen get fair market value. Problem is FFAW don´t want fair market , they want to dictate and control and protect their revenue (union dues) source as they perpetuate an antiquated formula of price dertermination and sabre rattling with opposition parties.