A number of issues regarding the Newfoundland and Labrador fishery will be discussed Friday in St. John’s when federal Fisheries Minister Gail Shea meets with union boss Earle McCurdy.
Federal Fisheries Minister Gail Shea
Shea will be in the province Friday for a number of events, including an announcement of funding for small craft harbours projects, and an announcement of funding for the sealing industry.
McCurdy, head of the Fish, Food and Allied Workers’ union, said in a news release the principle of allocating fish directly to active fishing enterprises will be a hot topic.
Other topics include sharing arrangements for northern shrimp, halibut bycatch rules, management plans for cod stocks and the Committee on the Status of Endangered Wildlife in Canada’s bid to recommend that various cod, redfish and American plaice stocks be listed as endangered or threatened.