DFO outreach meeting – Harvesters in Baie Verte offer suggestions to improve fishery

A pair of fish harvesters from Baie Verte appreciated a rare opportunity to address Department of Fisheries and Oceans (DFO) representatives in an open forum last week. Ray Wimbleton and Lyndon Small both acknowledged the opportunity they were given to voice their concerns, and said they have plenty of suggestions for improving the industry. Wimbleton, a harvester with 40 years’ experience, says the biggest issue he has with the cod fishery right now is that weekly harvesting limits were put in place without consultation with the harvesters. >click here to read<15:53