Category B lobster licence holders still facing 50-year-old punishment

In 1976 DFO created the “moonlighter policy” which was aimed at removing people from the fishery as a conservation method.  The result is that it has unfairly targeted fishers who held other jobs or professions almost 50 years ago. DFO deemed fishing was not their primary source of income and they became the “Class B” fishers.,, “It hangs over my head, that when I am gone, I leave nothing to my son. It all goes to the grave with me – boat, traps, licence. This is not fair,” said Clayton Smith of Salmon Beach, N.B. >click to read< 07:45

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