Crab Negotiations Update
After weeks of the Association of Seafood Producers (ASP) stalling and disrespecting fish harvesters, FFAW attempted to continue with price negotiations today on snow crab. FFAW submitted a price offer today of $4.25/pound plus a market return formula in addition to the minimum price. Appallingly, ASP offered $0.01 cent per pound to snow crab harvesters in Newfoundland and Labrador. FFAW is moving to the Price Setting Panel this week where ASP will be forced to provide a reasonable offer as the Panel will have to choose between either FFAW’s or ASP’s final offers.