Minister Commits to Uphold PIIFCAF
Federal Fisheries Minister Dominic LeBlanc’s recent commitment to “enshrine the owner-operator and fleet separation law,” has been receiving mainly positive feedback from the industry.
LeBlanc spoke of the forthcoming amendments to the Fisheries Act during his keynote address at the July 25 annual Canadian Independent Fish Harvesters’ Federation (CIFHF) meeting held in Chester, N.S.
“This would mean that the minister would be able to create regulation under law to prohibit a ...
Foreign Investors Illegally Buying Nova Scotia Inshore Lobster Licences, Claims CIFHF
Foreign investors are brazenly and illegally buying up Nova Scotia’s iconic lobster fishery according to the country’s national fishermen’s organization.
The Canadian Independent Fish Harvesters’ Federation (CIFHF), which represents fishermen who own and operate their own boats, says foreign interests could soon control Canada’s booming inshore fisheries if nothing is done to stop the problem.
“The government is moving too slowly to deal with this problem. We need urgent ...