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Seeking a viable fishery in Twillingate – Harvester and harbour master weigh in on state of shrimp fishery

With projected quota cuts to an already curtailed fishery, some shrimp harvesters say they will not even bother chasing the species this year. Perry Collins of Seldom on Fogo Island has harvested shrimp for over 10 years. He says if quotas go lower than they already are, there will be little to no profit in taking part in the shrimp fishery. “If the quota goes any lower … they may as well close it out all together,” Collins said. “With the time you take to gear up and change over from your other fisheries, it’s really not worth going after.” >click to read<14:09

Harbour authorities threaten to quit in face of federal cuts – Newfoundland and Labrador singled out!

Hundreds of harbour authorities around the coast of  are apparently considering resigning in the face of federal government cuts to people and services that support the program. Harbour authorities are mostly volunteer driven, and carry the responsibility of operating, managing and maintaining upwards of 300 harbours around the province. Read the rest here 08:49