Local lobster fishermen have been a united front in the recent stance to improve lobster prices. What will go down in the history books as the first ever Island-wide strike taken by fishermen has proved - well nothing for the still lower then expected lobster prices, but the strike has proved fishermen are willing to give it all up till things improve.
By hauling in all their gear and bringing it ashore, fishermen are willing to make a statement that they are not going to take this issue sitting down. Day in and day out, over the heated five day protest fishermen, processors and buyers were at the drawing board. Several options were presented, none being the saviour to end all the conflict, but some enough to sooth the increasingly frustrated fishermen.
As the day long strike turned into five, meetings were held every single evening at various wharves. Meetings that in some cases turned heated and ended abruptly with no real clear future plan.