FFAW leadership meets with NL MPs to discuss fisheries issues
On Wednesday, August 23rd, FFAW representatives met with all seven Members of Parliament for Newfoundland and Labrador to discuss current issues in the fishery. The meeting covered a range of topics including the upcoming federal government consultations on the owner operator and fleet separation policies, the need for an income improvement program to support harvester on the province’s South Coast, access to Redfish and other groundfish species, a review of the 2017 crab fishery and significant discussion on recent Mackerel quota decisions.
In addition to the discussion with MPs, FFAW has sent a letter to Minister Dominic LeBlanc requesting an emergency meeting to discuss the need for an increased Mackerel quota.
Members of Parliament included:
- Hon. Judy Foote
- Gudie Hutchings
- Seamus O’Regan
- Yvonne Jones
- Ken McDonald
- Scott Simms
- Nick Whalen