ASP and FFAW continue to spar over crab prices
The Association of Seafood Producers says its members are fully united and its position has not changed on crab prices.
The minimum price of crab is $2.20 and the ASP says it will remain that price until it is changed by the price-setting panel.
In response, the FFAW is calling for changes to the price-setting structure in the province.
FFAW-Unifor President Greg Pretty said, “The Negotiating Committee was clear that 2.20 was not a viable price to fish at. It wasn’t a viable price two weeks ago, on Friday, or today, and it won’t be viable tomorrow or next week.”
Jeff Loder, Executive Director of the ASP said, “As of May 1, 2022, Newfoundland and Labrador had 31,609,768 pounds of snow crab landed. As of today, we have zero. The Gulf and the Maritimes have landed 45.9% and 21.5%, respectively at a $2.25 price.”