Mr. Speaker, we are well aware of the challenges facing the lobster industry. We are in an economic downturn and we expect some challenges in all industries, including this one. We have already taken action to help by improving access to credit, as well as funding some marketing initiatives.
However, we expect that demand will be lower and prices will be lower so we expect the industry to do its part as well.
I continue to work with the provinces, industry, and the Minister of Human Resources and Skills Development to work out solutions for this year as well.