- Top of the page
- - May 9, 2013 at 18:38:41
I am an Island fisherman and was told by the buyers before the season that oh yes we will be paying 3.50 for canners and 4.00 for my markets . Well guess what I got my cheak today and I got payed 2.75 and 3.25. I felt like I was robbed.That is why we are not fishing today or tomorrow and maybe never again I am so sick of their lies. we just went threw 5 bad years and it started to get some better last year and now this again. Instead of owing 180 thousand my bill is up to 250 thouand and then some. Us fisherman need the $5 a pound is that to much ot ask?you can even get bologna for that.
- Island Fisherman
- - May 9, 2013 at 17:59:11
Emotions are running high for fisherman and you should all be standing together. If a fisherman tried to leave our ports when were on strike here he would be in serious trouble. The Time to take a stand for better prices is now or all fisherman will be out of buisness.The buyers have been lying to us for years. First they lie and say there is lots of lobster in storage.Then they can only pay this low price.mean while they are laughing behind your back on how they ripped you of and made a huge sum of your lobster. Stand together for a better price .fisherman are hurting everwhere isn't it time to hurt the buyers in the same way . If they get no lobster they get no money let them feel the pain they have inflicked on us fisherman.No fisherman wants to stay in they all have bills,but if prices don't improve now it will be the same song and dance next year.going out fishing now the buyers will not take you serious. Wake up