Susan Beaton: Our Markets Gone, Call Fishing Season Off

I read that the provincial fisheries ministers from the Atlantic provinces and Quebec met recently. 

I was slightly heartened, but also worried. Is their intention to support our spring lobster and snow crab fisheries, or is their focus on ensuring they won’t have to, by making the case that we should fish, come what may?

“It is imperative that we work together to support Atlantic Canada’s seafood industry in these difficult times,” said New Brunswick Agriculture, Aquaculture and Fisheries Minister Ross Wetmore in a statement. “Our harvesters, aquaculture producers and seafood processors have always been ready to adapt to maintain their livelihood for current and future generations, and this is no exception. We will continue to focus efforts to support this resilient industry and to ensure it remains a sustainable way of life for rural, coastal and Aboriginal communities.” 

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