[MIMINEGASH, PE] — The 22 Miminegash lobster boats that remained tied up on Saturday to protest a further drop in lobster pricing were back on the water Monday.
Michael Myers reported from the fishing grounds Monday that he and his fellow fishermen agreed to resume fishing after their buyer informed them on Sunday that the price would be restored to Friday's level.
Myers indicated the 22 boats all sold to the same buyer. The buyer had advised the boats late Friday that his eastern P.E.I. processor was dropping the price on Saturday.
The dozen or so boats from the port that sold to other buyers fished as usual on Saturday, Myers said.
"They had buyers and their price didn't move," Myers explained. "It was just our buyer who said he was dropping the price down to $2 a pound for canners and $2.60 for markets."