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DFO provides Capelin Stock Update FFAW asking for meeting

DFO has released a Capelin stock update. DFO says that there was a positive environment for Capelin production in 2021 but low larval productivity suggests continued low stock productivity.

On average, Capelin landed in 2021 were larger compared to 2020, but smaller than fish landed in 2014-2015.

The FFAW says the report was completed with a lack of data and an inadequate science review process.

The update provided by DFO included no industry participation.

The union is asking for a formal meeting between DFO and fish harvesters.

DFO has stated that fisheries management will be consulting with stakeholders and Indigenous groups on March 29.


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