Nova Scotia fish companies fight to keep northern shrimp quota – CBC
Who gets to catch plummeting northern shrimp stocks off Newfoundland and Labrador?
June 9, 2016
The Nova Scotia government weighed in Thursday on a simmering dispute over quota for northern shrimp off Newfoundland and Labrador.
The province’s Minister of Fisheries is urging Ottawa to maintain the existing allocation system to protect an industry worth $131 million in Nova Scotia.
“Nova Scotia companies relied on that protection when they agreed to expand the fishery,” said Keith Colwell in a statement issued Thursday on the eve of a federal hearings in Halifax.
“Last-In, First-Out protects the offshore fleet who were the original participants in the fishery and it needs to remain.”
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