NL Shrimp Fishery Set to Begin With Financial Loss Almost Guaranteed, Says Seafood Association

As people in the province’s shrimp industry prepare to begin the season, those involved say they are prepared for a season of financial loss across the board after market challenges and disagreements on prices delayed the season.

Association of Seafood Producers president Derek Butler said the start of the fishery has been driven by a sense of responsibility among everyone that relies on the fishery to make a living.

“That sense of responsibility has led producers to decide I think, and that’s my sense of things, to open their businesses,” Butler told CBC Radio’s The Broadcast. “And I think that’s true for all different producers in the province.”

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