Murray Agrees to Evaluate Possible Merge of 3L Inshore, Offshore Snow Crab Areas Into One Biomass
After nearly a week of protests, 3L crab fishermen received a welcomed letter from Minister Joyce Murray on Friday.
As SeafoodNews previously reported, fishermen in Newfoundland and Labrador were protesting the DFO’s new precautionary approach to protect crab stocks in 3L. This new approach involves the creation of two separate biomasses for the inshore and offshore harvest – a move fishermen say will leave inshore harvesters with less to catch. The Fish Food & Allied Workers, also known as FFAW-Unifor, has been vocal...
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