GovNL; “Statement from Minister Bragg on the Commercial Northern Gulf Cod Closure on Southwest Coast”

GovNL; “Statement from Minister Bragg on the Commercial Northern Gulf Cod Closure on Southwest Coast”

The Honourable Derrick Bragg, Minister of Fisheries, Forestry and Agriculture, is disappointed that the North Atlantic Fisheries Organization division 3Pn4RS Commercial Northern Gulf Cod stock remains in the critical zone, leading to the Federal Government’s decision to close the fishery.

The effective and sustainable management of Newfoundland and Labrador’s fishing industry continues to be a top priority for the Provincial Government. The fishing industry is vital to our economy, and this closure will impact harvesters who fish this stock…

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