Shrimp Fleet

  • 12 traditional shrimp fishermen
  • 2 Aboriginal bands: Eel River Bar and Red Bank
  • 2 crabbers/shrimpers
  • Rationalization fleet program launched at the end of the ’80s
  • Restructuring fleet program in 2010 and 2011
  • Current fleet value: approximately $20 million
  • Replacement value: approximately $40 million
  • Provides around one hundred jobs on the boats
  • Provides approximately 300 jobs in both fish plants located in the Acadian Peninsula