Gus Etchegary, one of N.L.’s fiercest fisheries advocates, dies at 98

Newfoundland and Labrador has lost one of its strongest voices on fisheries management and rural living. Gus Etchegary — fisheries advocate, corporate insider, author and athlete — died on Saturday, three weeks shy of his 99th birthday. He grew up by the ocean in St. Lawrence on the Burin Peninsula, in a time before Newfoundland and Labrador was a part of Canada. He’d grow to become president of Fisheries Products International, a powerful and sometimes polarizing figure in the province. Etchegary’s history with the sea was often rocky. He was five years old when his hometown was struck by an earthquake and tsunami. >click to read< 09:15

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