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Newfoundland ponders direct fish sales to citizens

 “Enforcement of this total prohibition against direct sales by harvesters has proven to be largely impossible,” Dunne concludes. Presented with evidence that fishermen are declaring their catch for personal use and selling it directly to consumers, Dunne recommends rules to make the whole situation legal. Read more here 22:50

Sterling Belliveau: Inaction could lead to lobster quotas – independence of the fishery could be compromised

lobsterDM0811_468x521NDP Fisheries critic Sterling Belliveau says the provincial government needs to be taking a more proactive approach to implementing the recommendations of the Maritime Lobster Panel. He says, if more action isn’t taken soon, he’s concerned unofficial quotas currently being placed on lobster fishermen in PEI could become more widespread and permanent. He fears the  independence of the lobster fishery could be compromised. Read more here 18:53