Hickman’s Harbour fishers relieved DFO ditched new rule for herring fishery

Melanie Marsh just wanted a simple answer.  How many people are considered “sufficient number of crew members” for a herring-fishing boat? It was a question that officials of the Department of Fisheries and Oceans (DFO) in Clarenville were unable to answer. Marsh was prompted to ask the question after she read the conditions attached to her partner Richard Marsh’s herring licence, and realized a new rule had been added since the spring herring fishery. And that new rule, in her mind, did not make sense. click here to read the story 13:32