CBC; “P.E.I. fishers seek province’s help in wake of herring, mackerel moratorium”

CBC; “P.E.I. fishers seek province’s help in wake of herring, mackerel moratorium”

The P.E.I. Fishermen’s Association (P.E.I.F.A.) is calling on the provincial government to do more to support those hit hard by a ban on fishing mackerel and herring.

In March, the federal Department of Fisheries and Oceans put a moratorium on commercial fishing for herring in the Gulf of St. Lawrence and mackerel across the East Coast, saying urgent action is required to allow the stocks to recover. Fishers were not pleased, and said a complete moratorium goes too far…

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