Survival of local fleets, communities – Maritime Fishermen’s Union supports DFO owner/operator and fleet separation policies.

The Maritime Fishermen’s Union Cape Breton Island including Englishtown where people depend on the fishery for their livelihood.(MFU) has been pushing for stricter enforcement of the Department of Fisheries and Oceans owner operator and fleet separation policies. Squires said that in order for fishermen to get a fair price, there needs to be competition at the wharf level for the purchase of their fish. “If a fish buying company owns the fishing boats, the buying stations and the processing facilities, they have no reason to pay a good price at the wharf level — they just make their profit somewhere along the line.” Read the rest here 08:36

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