Fishers blocks access to DFO building in St. John’s

Members of the Newfoundland and Labrador Independent Fish Harvesters’ Association were outside Fisheries and Oceans Canada headquarters Friday morning. They’re blocking employees from entering the federal building  on White Hills Road, to protest against new quota cuts for the province’s inshore shrimp fishery. The fishermen are outraged by lower quotas for the inshore shrimp fishery off the northeast coast of Newfoundland. The new quota for a fishing zone known as Area 6 will be just 10,400 tonnes, less than a quarter of the 2015 quota of 48,196 tonnes. Last year’s quota had been set at just under 28,000 tonnes. click here to read the story 08:56