10-year pilot project: On-board processing of Hake discussed by Regional District of Mount Waddington board

pacific whiting hakePlans for a 10-year pilot project, which will allow on-board processing of Hake, was discussed at the July 19 Regional District of Mount Waddington board meeting after copies of two letters were received. “As you know we are committed to shore based processing in BC. While this pilot program may be for Hake only, we have members who, under certain conditions, can process Hake in the north and south,” said Kim Olsen, president of UFAWU-Unifor in a letter to Neil Davis, regional manager, ground fish, Fisheries and Oceans Canada. “We oppose the possibility of losing work for them or any other shore-based plant,” Davis said. “In addition, we see this as a foot in the door for the trawl fishery of BC being turned over to a fleet of factory ships,” he continued. Read the rest here 15:00