CBC; “FFAW calls for rejection of possible shutdown of south coast cod fishery”

CBC; “FFAW calls for rejection of possible shutdown of south coast cod fishery”

The union representing workers in Newfoundland and Labrador’s fishery is calling for the rejection of a possible closure of the 3Ps cod fishery on Newfoundland’s south coast, but Ottawa says no decisions have been made yet.

In a media release, the Fish, Food and Allied Workers called on federal Fisheries Minister Bernadette Jordan to reject the mandate of a possible closure after a newly released Fisheries and Oceans Canada assessment indicated the biomass index increased in fishing area 3Ps and predicted further growth in 2021 for the cod stock. The FFAW also noted the DFO study found fishing mortality has been at “very low levels” due to reduced quotas for 3Ps…

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