Ensuring We Continue to Preserve the Independence of the Inshore Fleet in Canada’s Atlantic Fisheries – The Honourable Gail Shea

fisheries_and_oceansThe Honourable Gail Shea, Minister of Fisheries and Oceans, today issued the following statement: As a proud Maritimer, I know full well the importance of the inshore fishery to our communities and the pride that it instills in Atlantic Canadians. The Atlantic fishery is steeped in our culture and our history. That is why it became so disheartening to see our inshore fishermen gradually losing control over their enterprises over the early part of the last decade. Controlling agreements emerged and in many cases, effectively took control of the fishing licence from the person who was actually doing the fishing. Read more here  16:23