Fisherman told to either drop DFO complaint of controlling agreement or risk losing home

An inshore fisherman from La Scie whose commercial fishing enterprise is being seized by a receiver for the bank has been given until this Thursday, March 7th, to either retract a recent declaration to DFO that he was in an illegal controlling agreement, or risk losing his home. “No fisherman should be put in that impossible position,” says inshore fisheries advocate Ryan Cleary. “It’s the latest example of how the entire system works against the inshore fleet.” Jimmy Lee Foss purchased the F/V Ocean Surfer II  and a suite of commercial licences (including snow crab and shrimp) in April 2022 with a $3.8-million loan from the CIBC. According to Foss, the deal was arranged and co-signed by local fish processor Robin Quinlan of Quinlan Brothers Ltd. more, >>click to read<< 11:32

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