St. Anthony Mayor Ernest Simms says abolishing LIFO not good for St. Anthony economy

Not everyone in Newfoundland and Labrador has been lobbying to abolish the Last in, First Out policy governing northern shrimp quotas. Now there is a fear in St. Anthony following the ministerial advisory panel’s recommendations. St. Anthony Mayor Ernest Simms says council is hoping Fisheries and Oceans Minister Dominic LeBlanc dismisses the recommendations put forward last week. He said those changes would be detrimental to the economy of the hub of the Northern Peninsula, and devastating to what St. Anthony Basin Resources Inc. (SABRI) has built in recent years. The organization was established in 1997 to manage a special allocation of 3,000 tonnes of northern shrimp for the northern part of the peninsula. The volunteer board is comprised of fishers, fish plant workers, and community and development committee representatives. The organization has agreements, including with two Icelandic companies,,, Read the rest here 11:20

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