Tag Archives: DFO policy

Fisherman claims DFO policy discriminates against disabled fishermen

A lobster fisherman from Granville Ferry is suing the federal government, claiming one of its licensing policies discriminates against disabled fishermen and is therefore unconstitutional. In a lawsuit filed Friday in Nova Scotia Supreme Court, Dana Robinson says the Department of Fisheries and Oceans can authorize a substitute to fish a licence if the owner has a medical condition, but that authorization expires after five years. click here to read the story 16:31

Putting on the Show! – DFO policy being worked out for tourism lobster charters – Interesting

As lobster fishing think ahead to the start of their commercial fishery this fall, the Department of Fisheries and Oceans is thinking ahead to when their fishery will be over. Specifically the department is in the process of finalizing a policy that will allow fishermen to operate charter operations in the summer months. The policy would see fishermen take tourists or others out on their vessels to show them how lobsters are caught [email protected]  18:41