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Letter: Sage fishery advice sure to go unheeded

I write in response to John Gillett, the inshore fisherman from Twillingate who had a letter published in The Telegram Dec. 8, headlined “There’s something wrong with cod.”

This is one of many letters he has written over the years. He is a very well-spoken and knowledgeable fisherman and, sad to say, his letters, like those of many others, have fallen on deaf ears.

Although this province has survived on the wealth of the ocean and it is our hope for the future, we are unable to elect politicians, either federal or provincial, who are willing to try and get this great resource back on track so that the children of John Gillett and myself and others can have a bright future and stay in this province.

The fishery is in a mess and I don’t see any politician willing to take this on.


Capt. Wilfred Bartlett (retired)

Green Bay South

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