ST. JOHN¹S, N.L. Canada¹s potential free trade deal with Europe should
raise alarms that open access to lucrative seafood markets will come at
the expense of protections for Atlantic fishery jobs, says a new report.
³At stake is the ability of Canadians to pursue public policies that curb
domination of the fisheries by large corporations,² says the study
released Wednesday by the left-leaning Canadian Centre for Policy
³My biggest concern is that Canadian governments and citizens,
particularly provincial governments, will lose their ability to regulate
the fishery to maximize local benefits,² author Scott Sinclair said in an
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Brian Rothschild of the Center for Sustainable Fisheries on revisions to the Magnuson-Stevens Act.
The South Atlantic Fishery Management Council is currently soliciting applicants for open advisory panel seats as well as applications from scientists interested in serving on its Scientific and Statistical Committee.
The North Carolina Fisheries Association (NCFA), a nonprofit trade association representing commercial fishermen, seafood dealers and processors, recently announced a new leadership team. Incorporated in 1952, its administrative office is in Bayboro, N.C.