Port au Choix fisherman says halibut tags are a union money grab

A fisherman in Port au Choix is protesting a Fish, Food and Allied Workers (FFAW) Union policy he believes is illegitimate. Dean Olfrey recently caught three halibut without purchasing the mandated tags from the Fisheries Science Stewardship and Sustainability Board (FSSSB). Olfrey says it now appears he will not be getting charged for this protest, due to what his lawyer calls “union interference.”  The FSSB had introduced the halibut tags as part of its Atlantic Halibut Sustainability Plan for the 4R fishing region. But harvesters outside of Newfoundland and Labrador, though fishing in the same region, do not have to use the tags. click here to read the story 09:37

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