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  • Maurice E.
    July 20, 2010 - 13:03

    Right on the money, David. No doubt whatsoever, on its own, the province's decision to invest in ecosystems-based science is a good thing. But this one initiative does not a good, long term strategy make (one that is designed, and ensured to be, in the best interests of the small boat, inshore fishery, the communities and rural Newfoundland and Labrador). In addition to a good fisheries initiative, it is also good politics. It smooths the way for the other shoe to drop --- the Memorandum of Understanding (through rationalization/restructuring). While re-building the groundfishery is important (and even essential) to rural Newfoundland and Labrador, the question is ---- re-building for who? If we are re-building the groundfishery so that a few large processors, the EU/NAFO countries, China, etc. will (over time) be the principal beneficaries, then this expenditure of provincial government tax dollars may not turn out to be the positive initiative that we all seem to think (and hope) that it will be.

  • NL Fishers should be paid
    July 20, 2010 - 13:03

    Thanks David Boyde for writing such an accurate article, you are Right On! I RECOMMEND everyone read an article in the June 15, 2010 Publication of The Newfoundland and Labrador Business Post titled Battling envy and misperceptions at OCI I was pleasantly surprised and, in fact glad to learn how well OCEAN CHOICE INTERNATIONAL was doing. I think OCI should start paying the fishers of Newfoundland and Labrador a comparitive price for their fish with the fishers of the Maritime Provinces.