The F/V Aaron Melissa preparing to offload fresh, Gulf of Maine groundfish at Pier #1 of the Exchange
Containers of groundfish are stacked & iced onto pallets in the backfield and tagged with the bar coded label
Completed ‘lots’ of groundfish are arranged & displayed in the Exchange’s temperature controlled cooler for inspection by registered buyers
Buyers and sellers are seated at the Exchanges auction room computers preparing for the Internet Auction
The Exchange provides after-auction reprocessing services for our buyer clients to expedite shipments to larger metropolitan cities
Exchange staff ‘steaking’ large pollock for boxing and shipment to the New Fulton Market in New York
The Exchange expedites loading buyers and LTL carriers using our fleet of forklifts and powered pallet jacks
July 20, 2017
By Angelica Montgomery
In his 20 years as a shrimp fisherman, Sylvain Bujold says 2017 has been the most difficult season yet. The fishing boat captain in Matane, Que. is bringing in half the yield he would normally expect.
"It's almost at the point where you wonder whether it's worth going out," he said. "The catch isn't there."
The northern shrimp population in the Gulf of St. Lawrence has dropped by 50 per cent in the past 10 years, according to Fisheries and Oceans Canada.
Commercial fishermen brought in roughly 30 per cent fewer shrimp between 2015 and 2016. Rest of Story