Lobstermen welcome exit of Chinese exporters

Fishermen in Antigua & Barbuda are celebrating the exit of Chinese business interests, which they believe had threatened the sustainability of lobster in the twin island state.

President of the Antigua & Barbuda Fisherman’s Cooperative Len Mussington confirmed that a major Chinese seafood exporter has relocated to another Caribbean territory, believed to be Dominica.

“I don’t believe that the Chinese operation has succeeded. There is evidence now that it has failed,” Mussington said.

“It’s a blessing. Now we have a chance that we can save that particular part of the industry,” he added.

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