Ottawa distances itself from N.S. senator on fishery – Conservative Senator Stephen Greene wrote of “immoral” fleet separation policy

CBCNews – Federal Fisheries Minister Keith Ashfield has reaffirmed so-called fleet separation, distancing the federal government from a letter written by a Nova Scotia Conservative Senator that questioned the Atlantic fisheries policy. Early in 2012, the Conservatives issued a white paper on the future of Canada’s commercial fishery that omitted fleet separation, which ensures companies that catch seafood cannot also process it. The future of another policy called owner-operator, which requires fishermen to own the boats that catch fish, was also up in the air. continued

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