Provincial parties unite over shrimp quota cuts

James McLeod
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Fisheries Minister Keith Hutchings announced today that an all-party committee will be doing consultations in the province and then ultimately heading to Ottawa to demand changes to shrimp quota cuts.

— Photo by James McLeod/The Telegram

The all-party committee on shrimp met for the first time this week after Liberal Leader Dwight Ball requested that the government speak with a united voice on shrimp quota issues.

The Department Fisheries and Oceans announced a cut of more than 10,000 tonnes, almost all of that affecting the inshore fleet.

Hutchings said time is a factor, because the shrimp fishery usually opens in mid-May.

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