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CBC News repost: 1-year commercial cod moratorium ordered for northern Gulf of St. Lawrence

11 July 2022
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CBC News repost

Jul 04, 2022

1-year commercial cod moratorium ordered for northern Gulf of St. Lawrence

 

“On Monday, Fisheries and Oceans Minister Joyce Murray announced a one-year ban on directed commercial fishing in the northern Gulf of St. Lawrence in order to give young fish time to reach maturity.

 

In a news release, the Fish, Food and Allied Workers Union criticized the decision.

 

“Minister Murray’s decision further hurts this struggling region while continuing to let the real problem — seal overpopulation — spiral more and more out of control,” said FFAW-Unifor president Keith Sullivan.

 

Murray said grey seals as predators are likely a factor in the declining cod stocks.

 

She said she’s committed to working to achieve a better understanding of the impact of seals on fish stocks and looking at ways to develop the sealing industry in Newfoundland and Labrador.”

 

Original article: 1-year commercial cod moratorium ordered for northern Gulf of St. Lawrence

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