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'Lots of lobster, but we can't bring them in': Some P.E.I. fishermen dealing with catch limits

Some Island fishermen say a week into the delayed spring season, they're just not able to sell everything they're catching.

"Pretty good catches so far. But almost everybody's on a quota right now," said Gerard Whalen, a long-time fisherman in Naufrage in eastern P.E.I.

Lobster fishers who decline work due to COVID-19 are eligible for federal benefits: Ottawa

Jennifer Kuss, director of communications for the department, told Global News that people who “don’t believe it’s safe to go to work” can apply for the Canada Emergency Response Benefit (CERB), worth $2,000 per month for up to four months.

Alaska trade group provides seafood industry updates on COVID-19 protocols, new benefits for fishermen

United Fishermen of Alaska has crafted a “one stop shop” for the latest fishing-related COVID-19 updates, including onboard checklists for fishing vessels and tenders, protocols for crews coming and going and more.

Fishermen offer fresh seafood right to the customer amid Coronavirus concerns

"We're just like everybody else, everybody is kind of unemployed right now. We're having to take these extra measures to sell to the public itself, just to have a job and keep some money going in. We're selling lobsters at a pretty discounted rate. Like they're going for $6-$7a pound right now.