DFO Must Revisit Mackerel and Herring Fishing Closures
Editor’s note: The following letter was sent to Joyce Murray, Minister of Fisheries, Oceans and the Canadian Coast Guard on April 8, 2022.
The Prince Edward Island Fishermen’s Association (PEIFA) represent 1,275 independent core fish harvesters on P.E.I.; all of whom are impacted by the announcement of the mackerel and spring herring closures.
Deck hands, harbour workers, local businesses and rural fishing communities are also affected by this harsh decision. PEIFA would ...