U.S. fishermen don’t want 1981 U.S.-Canada Albacore Treaty renewed

CHARLESTON — A treaty between the U.S. and Canada has allowed fisherman of both countries to fish each other’s waters for the past 30 years, but a growing number of U.S. fisherman say the treaty’s time is up. The U.S.-Canada Albacore Treaty of 1981 granted reciprocal albacore tuna fishing privileges. The treaty’s most recent term expired in 2011, and the State Department wants to renew it in 2013. But that doesn’t sit well with fishermen such as Frank Akers and Rick Goche. Read more

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