Fisheries Labour Market Information Study – Shortage in skilled labour may limit fishing industry growth

About 40 per cent of Canada’s fish harvesters will soon reach retirement age, which places a “serious limitation” on the economic growth potential in the fishing industry, a national study has found. The Canadian Council of Professional Fish Harvesters (CCPFH) announced Thursday it has completed its Fisheries Labour Market Information Study, which came to a number of important conclusions. With declining and aging populations in most coastal and rural regions, and with about 40 per cent of the current fisheries labour force — both enterprise owner-operators and crew — now reaching retirement age, there will be a serious limitation on the industry’s economic growth potential due to critical shortages in skilled labour.>click to read<10:03

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