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FFAW accuses federal government of mismanagement of shrimp fishery


The FFAW is accusing the federal government of mismanagement of the northern shrimp fishery.


This week the Northern Shrimp Advisory Committee met in Halifax to debate the upcoming fishery. The FFAW is calling for immediate action to protect the shrimp fishery.


Greg Pretty, FFAW-Unifor President said, "management decisions are being made on fisheries in the absence of any actual science."


Pretty says that the union is concerned that the federal government will close the northern shrimp fishery in SFA 6.


FFAW-Unifor is requesting that the catch per unit effort data from 2022 be made available along with comparative fishing data. They are also requesting that an SFA 6 rebuilding plan working group be established immediately.


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