An online questionnaire seeking public input on the issue of foreign ownership in the province’s fish processing sector can now be completed by visiting engageNL. The survey is a key component of a comprehensive review of foreign ownership in the Newfoundland and Labrador fishing sector currently being undertaken by the Provincial Government.
In addition to the online survey, direct consultations between key fishing industry stakeholders and Department of Fisheries, Forestry and Agriculture officials are ongoing and will also form another critical component of the review.
Information gathered during the review process will be used to support the development of fish processing licensing policy recommendations for future consideration by the Minister of Fisheries, Forestry and Agriculture.
The deadline to complete the online survey is Friday, February 4. A final report on the foreign ownership review is expected to be completed and made available to the public later this year.