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MEDIA RELEASE: Harvester & Processor Reps Walk Out of Capelin Advisory, Extremist ENGOs Appointed Participants

March 22, 2024

The 2+3 Capelin advisory kicked off this morning in Gander, with virtual and in person participation. Late this morning, participants were informed that ENGOs Oceans North and Oceana were changed from observer to stakeholder status, giving the extremist organizations who actively work to shut down the commercial fishery an active seat at the table. Harvesters and processors, who both hold true stakeholder status in the advisory processes, agreed that there is no place for these types of organizations at the table. These representatives walked out of the meeting in protest of DFO’s decision, and the meeting ended without the presentation of science information.


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