Canadian snow crab impasse ends

Fishers weighing a snow crab catch

A deal has been struck to open the Newfoundland and Labrador snow crab fishery after a dispute over prices

Government, industry and union bosses have reached an agreement on opening the 2023 snow crab fishery in Newfoundland and Labrador.

The industry has been at a standstill for the past six weeks after the Fish Food and Allied Workers union argued that the province’s price-setting panel had set the per-pound price too low for harvesters to make a profit.

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