DFO is defending its decision to grant a temporary license for Icelandic factory freezer trawler to catch and process redfish.

NDP MLA Sterling Belliveau recently expressed concerns about the DFO decision, saying that while he understands the need to support the company following Premium Seafood’s devastating fire this summer, he has strong reservations about giving a foreign vessel access to Canada’s coastal resources. [email protected] 19:13

One Response to DFO is defending its decision to grant a temporary license for Icelandic factory freezer trawler to catch and process redfish.

  1. Dick Grachek says:

    Strong reservations indeed: A 2010 article from New Zealand, a fishery living under catch shares since 1986, speaks about a 5000 signature petition by local fishermen urging Parliament to initiate an inquiry into the fact that almost half of their nation’s fish are harvested by foreign fishing companies due to foreigners’ ability to invest and buy quota shares.
    http://topnews.net.nz/content/26304-petition-filed-against-fishing-industry-save-home-fishermen

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