Our Cultural Values are Being Eroded
We Newfoundland fish harvesters are good people, fiercely independent, modest and hospitable.
Our fishing and sealing industries mean a lot to us. We never looked to government or wanted the Canadian government to be a big brother to us — Mother Nature was our enforcer until the Department of Fisheries came along with their heavy hand that sent our culture in a downward spin.
DFO gave permits to offshore draggers, foreign and domestic, to reap the spawning grounds in winter while the ...
On the Waterfront – March 2015
MP Calls On Feds to do More For Small Craft Harbours
Member of Parliament for Random-Burin-St. George’s, Judy Foote, says the Conservative government’s decision to reverse its decision on the number of cuts being made to the administration of Small Craft Harbours in Newfoundland and Labrador is welcome news, but it doesn’t go far enough.
The Department of Fisheries and Oceans (DFO) announced last fall that the number of areas and area managers was being reduced from four to two, along ...