Lobster fishers seek more buyback scheme details
Lobster fishermen in New Zealand are finding it increasingly difficult to attract buyers of their catch after the company failed to come up with sufficient buyback scheme details last year.
According to reports, Lobsterman, a company that also supplies raw materials to supermarkets and grocery chains in New Zealand, is str우리카지노uggling to convince buyers of its catch, particularly to pay for the necessary repair work to boats that have sustained damage over years of service.
The company said its operations in 2014-15 netted more than $1 billion from commercial harvest but is finding it difficult to sell its catch and pay for necessary maintenance and repair work to boats.
“The number of fishermen who have had their catch destroyed by ‘unlawful and unprofitable fishing’ remains at high levels. We are looking at several ways to resolve this problem including selling our catch to other suppliers,” Lobsterman spokesman David Burdon said.
Lobsterman has also been finding it difficult to attract new buyers as customers are turning away from traditional seafoods over “flaws” in its catch and instead favour “lesser grade” seafoods.
In 2014-15 the number of new consumers who purchased “high grade” lobster harvested outside New Zealand plummeted to 15,000 while the amount purchased by New Zealand-based restaurant owners had grown to 1.3 million people, Lobsterman said.
A 2016 survey commissioned by the country’s leading seafood trade body, the International Seafood Survey, showed lobster prices rose from $7.30 in 2006 to $9 in 2011, the first time it had recorded higher value levels in more than 100 years.