“We’re adjacent to the shrimp, we’re adjacent to the shrimp,” Inshore shrimp fishermen raise a ruckus outside MP’s office

The chant at a rally of shrimp fishermen in Grand Falls-Windsor Wednesday may have sounded unusual to those who don’t follow fisheries issues closely, but demonstrators say it underscores a crisis that could wipe out their livelihood. “We’re adjacent to the shrimp, we’re adjacent to the shrimp,” chanted members of the Newfoundland and Labrador Independent Fish Harvesters’ Association as they staged a demonstration outside the office of Liberal MP Scott Simms. The fishermen are outraged by new quota cuts for the inshore shrimp fishery off the northeast coast of Newfoundland. Terry Ryan, who fishes from La Scie, said the principle of adjacency — the concept that those who live closest to a fishing resource should have priority access — is paramount. Two video’s read the story here 08:23