FFAW says Northern Peninsula Shrimp Fleet facing crisis


The FFAW says that the Northern Peninsula Shrimp Fleet is facing a crisis.


With no access to other species, the group is dependent on shrimp.


FFAW-Unifor President Keith Sullivan says, "without a price based on fair market values, harvesters will be unable to breakeven this year and many will face bankruptcy.”


The FFAW is accusing Royal Greenland of buying northern shrimp from Quebec harvesters, caught in Newfoundland and Labrador waters, for $1.36/lb and are only offering harvesters in the province $0.90.


Newfound News reached out to Royal Greenland for comment.