Early indications show shore prices could be better than last year, according to participants of the North American seafood expo interviewed by .
Francis Morrissey, manager of Royal Star Foods of Tignish, P.E.I., said the mood on the expo floor was more upbeat than in 2013.
“This year things seem to have turned around. There’s people actually wanting to talk about lobster and talk about placing orders. I try to tell them all when I’m speaking to them that the price has to go up for the fishermen, they can’t continue to fish for this price, ” he said.
Last year saw the lowest shore prices for lobster in decades across the Maritimes. Fury over the prices led fishermen to tie up their boats during the opening two weeks of the spring fishery last year.
P.E.I. fishermen have been pushing for a set price and many are saying they will not set their traps this year if prices once again fall to $3 a pound.
“They tell me this year we’re sort of out of that recession, so they’re picking up orders, which is good, ” said P.E.I. fisheries minister Ron MacKinley, on the improved outlook.
“There are people here from China, from Korea, from all over the U.S. And the crowds are way up, too.”
Looking for fishermen and hunters to interview
Does anyone out there know of anyone who would be interested in doing audio interviews on fishing and hunting tips to be digitally downloadable on the internet?
You don't necessarily need to be a world class fisherman or hunter, but just willing to offer any "underground secrets," or anything else that even the world class fishermen or hunters might not know.
I'm even going to start taking videos of fly fishermen and hunters this summer to show how they tie flies, tie knots, casting lines, and more. And also hunters to show how to shoot different guns, load ammunition, and give other hunting tips
This one SEven...
It is my autobiography and one of my secrets I've been tellin everybody...
I was born on a bed of pine needles. I was raised in the slums and
subways of New York City. New York City? Yeah-New York City. I made my
livin' by shakin down people late at night. I ate things that would make a
catfish sick. I shat in toilets that were not fit for the damned. My
belly is as hairy as Chewbaccaâs and my teeth make a hillbilly's look
like George Clooney's.
When I was twelve I ran away from Jasper, the nice hobo junkie who raised
me. I didn't want to be a burden to him or Wilbur, his little
hotdog-like dog. I had known for some time that I was destined for greater
things and better sleeping quarters. Jasper used to have nightmares that
would scare me somethin awful. I rarely got a good nights sleep. He would
wake up and yell at the Devil. Sometimes he would spent two hours