HALIFAX – Fisheries ministers from the three Maritime provinces are scheduled to meet Wednesday in Halifax to discuss ways of strengthening the region’s struggling lobster industry.
The ministers are considering recommendations from an independent panel the provinces set up to reverse slumping lobster prices.
One of the recommendations called for a levy on each pound of lobster caught to help pay for a marketing campaign aimed at boosting the fishery’s profile.
The levy would cost the industry about $2.5 million annually.
The panel’s report also said fishermen and the various processing and buying groups lack information, concentrate on quantity over quality and don’t co-operate with one another.
Representatives from the industry will also be attending the meeting.