“We believe that the privilege to fish should go to the people who fish, not to corporations that end up controlling fishermen.”

The Canadian Independent Fish Harvesters Federation is made up of fishermen’s organizations from six provinces: Newfoundland and Labrador, Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, Prince Edward Island, Quebec and British Columbia. Christian Brun, president of the federation, says the group will work with governments to ensure that fisheries policies support actual fishermen. “Our main concern is to promote the independent, small-business, community based approach to fishing in Canada,” Brun said in a news release. [email protected]  16:28

  • alaskacaught

    We need to do the same thing in the US. The only way for active fishermen (people who harvest fish, not just own fishing rights) to defend themselves against the increasingly parasitical corporate takeover of our fisheries is to unite under a clear cause.