Forum delves into worker shortage
Seafood harvesters and processors will gather to discuss topics such as a worker shortage for the industry at a fisheries’ forum July 29 in Moncton.
The forum will be hosted by the Maritime Seafood Coalition, a group of eight seafood industry associations, representing both harvesters and processors that have come together to address issues impacting industry growth in the Maritimes.
The coalition has invited a cross-section of stakeholders to the forum, including seafood companies, industry associations, provincial and federal government officials and provincial and federal politicians.
One of the key issues the forum will address is the challenge the sector faces in accessing enough workers in light of cuts to the number of temporary foreign workers they can hire.
“Many rural areas have experienced declines in their population,” said Jerry Amirault of the Lobster Processors Association of New Brunswick and Nova Scotia.