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Nova Scotia fish companies fight to keep northern shrimp quota – CBC

by pnationtalk on June 9, 2016365 Views

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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