The newly formed Professional Lobster Fishermen's Association met in Digby County on Tuesday.
But member Will Scott says Fisheries Minister Sterling Belliveau was a no-show and hasn't done enough to help fishermen secure sustainable prices.
The group has agreed not to sell for less than $5.50 per pound and threatened to tie up their boats if prices didn't rise.
Prices in the region's winter fishery are in the range of $5 per pound.
Lobster fishermen say many can't afford to go out for that price.