SHRIMP GUTTED: “It’s going to be very tough on a lot of people.”

ffaw sullivanA decision by Ottawa to cut into the total allowable catch (TAC) for Shrimp Fishing Area 6 drew swift response on Friday, with “disappointing” being a go-to word in reference to the numbers. The fishing area is located off Newfoundland’s Northern Peninsula and southern Labrador and shared by both the inshore and offshore shrimp fleets.For 2016-17, federal Fisheries Minister Dominic LeBlanc set the total allowable catch at 27,825 tonnes — a 42.3 per cent drop year over year. The slash in quota is a direct result of a plummeting shrimp stock. And it amounts to a hard blow for the commercial fishery. Read the rest here 09:38

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