Initial Hunter, Ball Meeting Positive in Tone; But Little Detail Released
The first visit by the new federal Fisheries Minister appeared to be congenial, but was very scant on actual details.
Hunter Tootoo was in St. John’s January 11 for his first meeting with Newfoundland and Labrador officials, including Premier Dwight Ball, Fisheries and Aquaculture Minister Steve Crocker and Christopher Mitchelmore, Minister of Business, Tourism, Culture and Rural Development.
The ongoing spat between Confederation Hill and Parliament Hill is long and bitter. For years, ...
All-Party Committee Presents Socio-Economic Impacts Report to Federal Minister
Members of the all-party committee on northern shrimp quota allocations met recently with Gail Shea, federal Minister of Fisheries and Oceans, to present a report, titled Socio-Economic Impacts of Shrimp Quota Reductions in Newfoundland and Labrador, recently completed for the Department of Fisheries and Aquaculture.
The review confirms the committee’s position that the Federal Government’s “last in, first out” (LIFO) policy relating to Northern Shrimp allocation decisions is having ...