Oregon Pink Shrimp Price Negotiations Canceled This Week
SEAFOODNEWS.COM [Seafood News] by Susan Chambers - March 23, 2017
State-supervised price negotiations between shrimp fishermen and processors have been canceled this week and likely postponed due to a lack of fishermen available. It would have been the first time in seven years that shrimpers and processors would have met to negotiate and settle on an ex-vessel price.
The coldwater pink shrimp price negotiations operate similarly to Dungeness crab price negotiations in Oregon, where the state Department of Agriculture oversees the talks. Those discussions were scheduled for today, but Oregon Trawl Commission Director Brad Pettinger said fishermen's associations didn't have enough members to participate.
The state of Oregon's interpretation of the rules is partly to blame. Fishermen ...
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