Posted by: Bob Payne | September 3, 2011

Iqaluit fisheries meeting nets small catch: little movement on turbot quotas

A meeting of Canadian fisheries ministers in Iqaluit this week didn’t net much of a catch. Only five ministers, all from eastern Canada, showed up for the two-day gathering with their federal counterpart Keith Ashfield to discuss the state of Canada’s fishing industry. But Daniel Shewchuk, who as Nunavut’s environment minister is responsible for the territory’s fishery, said the meeting was a chance to press Ashfield on Nunavut’s need for more turbot quota off southeast Baffin Island.

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