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Fisheries ministers discuss fishing industry challenges
N.S. and federal fisheries ministers have met to discuss the challenges the fishing industry is facing.
Nova Scotia Fisheries and Aquaculture Minister Ron Chisholm met with federal Fisheries Minister Gail Shea on Monday in Ottawa, to ponder over the challenges facing the fishing industry in Nova Scotia, especially the lobster fishery. It is told that the two ministers have discussed federal fisheries management plans and policies and looked at ways to work together to achieve sustainable management and economic success.
It is informed that the two ministers talked about the current situation with the lobster industry. Recent downturns in the global economy have contributed to fewer sales of lobster and lower prices for the fishermen. According to Chisholm Ms. Shea is aware of the serious issues facing the lobster industry in southwest Nova Scotia and she has agreed to have her staff work with provincial officials to explore options that put forward.
Chisholm also said that there are also a number of key issues surrounding the new policy of licence stacking that must be made clear. He has suggested the changes in this policy be clearly written to reflect that the owner-operator must continue to be respected, that independent fishermen can combine no more than two licences, and if economic circumstances improve, that fishermen can go back to a single licence.
It is notified that the recent change to the lobster licencing policy relating to stacking has caused concern with Nova Scotia fishermen. Fishermen believe it will lead to the accumulation of many licences by one individual or corporation. Chisholm said that Ms. Shea and I had a good discussion on the stacking issue and she will provide more information to us on this policy.
Source: Nova news"
WorldFishingToday d. 03-12-2008