L comment. A lot of guys are looking at almost $1000 a day just in bait and fuel and that’s before paying crew, insurance, maintenance, etc. not much left for the capt/owner to take home. Not to mention the lobster price is not great and sounds like it’s gonna get worse. Getting at most 1400 back that they ALREADY PAID is a mere drop in the bucket.People need to stop spending beyond their means and expecting the government to bail their sorry ass out.
I did..? Yes last year was a good one for lobstering along with most other harvesters. That was also after 2 very lean years with Covid where most guys were selling product out of their trucks in a parking lot. Now operating costs have just about tripled and the lobster price is trending weak. Not sure how you can have an issue with these guys just getting their permit and tags free for a year. This doesn’t even affect me I’m from NH and fish as a side hustle, I have a full time job that pays the bills but I think if anyone deserves a little break it’s Maine lobstermenYou were the one saying these guys were making all the money last fall, did they spend it already?
Yes you should feed her to the shrk !! Knee jerk reaction instead of attacking the problem !!! All these legislative politicians throw money at everything instead of fixing the problem. Drill baby drill and watch inflation come down !!!!Finally some good news! Maybe we shouldn’t feed her to the shark in Harpswell!
So true and I've given up trying to present logic to a vocal group of "self proclaimed" nautical/lobstering experts that couldn't tell the difference between a nun and a can!!If you ever read the comments in any article in local news paper, you find mostly negative comments against the lobster industry.
These are govt handouts. This money comes from the fed.This is why we are where we are today. Just imagine if people had to justify their existence.. .Handouts? How about reinvestments? And IMHO directly a to labor force. Where I sit it’s a lot better that way then to give a tax break to a company that floats investment over seas. Investment overseas is like foreign aid, never helps the people that pay it!