Many fishermen – although not all – in parts of southwestern Nova Scotia have still left their lobster boats tied up in an effort to pressure lobster buyers to give them a committed price for the remainder of their season, which ends on May 31.
Fishermen have been on strike since late last week. Many would like to see lobster buyers commit to a price of $5.50 for the remainder of the season, rather than seeing the price drop to $4 a pound or below, which, they say, they can’t afford due to expenses and bills.
With just four weeks left in the season, however, not all fishermen are participating in the tie-up. In some cases, fishermen have gone to wharfs where these fishermen are fishing out of to ask them to support the strike. Others, however, say fishermen are feeling intimidated by the groups of fishermen.