Tuesday, April 8, 2014
Shrimp cuts in the Commons: 'What NL fishermen and their families need to hear is a commitment to protecting their livelihood'
I posed the following question today (Tuesday, April 8th) during Question Period in the House of Commons:
What Newfoundland inshore fishermen and their families need to hear is a commitment to protecting their livelihood.
Everyone agrees that the shrimp stock needs to be responsibily managed, but what DFO is proposing fails to do that, and unfairly targets the inshore sector.
And it's not just fishermen and their families who will take the hit - it's also local processing plants that are supplied by their shrimp catch.
Will the minister commit to working with inshore fishermen to protect the industry, to protect what little they have left?