Fisheries and Aquaculture

NDP Parliamentary Leader Lorraine Michael

NDP Parliamentary Leader Lorraine Michael (MHA, Signal Hill-Quidi Vidi) says it was heartening to see all parties in the House of Assembly rally around her private member’s motion in support of rural Newfoundland and Labrador today.

 
NDP Parliamentary Leader Lorraine Michael

Recent statements made by government about minimum processing requirement (MPR) exemptions given to one of the province’s largest fish processing companies have raised more questions than they’ve answered for NDP Parliamentary Leader Lorraine Michael (MHA, Signal Hill-Quidi Vidi). She asked some of those questions yesterday, but didn’t get a clear response, so she tried again today.

 
NDP Leader Lorraine Michael

NDP Leader Lorraine Michael (MHA, Signal Hill-Quidi Vidi) says that if Premier Paul Davis is truly convinced that there is no hope of the federal government supporting the fishery investment fund expected to come to this province with the signing of the Comprehensive Economic Trade Agreement, he must rescind the province’s support for the accord.

 
NDP Leader Lorraine Michael

NDP Leader Lorraine Michael (MHA, Signal Hill-Quidi Vidi) asked questions in the House of Assembly today to determine what, if anything, the provincial minister of Fisheries and Aquaculture plans to do for the thousands of people affected by the federal government’s recent shrimp quota reduction. Michael attended a protest held this morning in St.

 

NDP MHA Christopher Mitchelmore (The Straits-White Bay North) says the provincial government is quick to promote perceived benefits in the agreement and principle of the Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement but not so willing to discuss all the potential implications of the EU deal signed with Prime Minister Harper.

 

NDP Fisheries and Aquaculture critic Christopher Mitchelmore (MHA, The Straits-White Bay North) wants this province’s Fisheries Minister to start taking the problems of our lobster industry seriously.

 
NDP Fisheries and Aquaculture critic Christopher Mitchelmore

NDP Fisheries and Aquaculture critic Christopher Mitchelmore (MHA, The Straits-White Bay North) says the provincial government should start talking with their federal counterparts to establish a comprehensive plan to improve management of marine stocks, fishing rights and our rural fishing communities’ sustainability.

 

NDP Fisheries and Aquaculture Critic Christopher Mitchelmore (MHA, The Straits-White Bay North) says the Minister of Fisheries and Aquaculture must abandon his “no plan, no action” agenda and get to work on dealing with the halibut quota on the Great Northern Peninsula.

 

NDP Fisheries and Aquaculture Critic Christopher Mitchelmore (MHA, The Straits – White Bay North) says government’s aquaculture strategy of secrecy and wishful thinking will only harm the future of sustainable fish farming and wild capture fisheries.

 

As the clock ticks down on the signing of the Comprehensive Economic Trade Agreement with Europe, the premier should come clean with what this latest international trade agreement means for the people of the province, says NDP Innovation, Business and Rural Development critic Christopher MItchelmore (MHA, The Straits-White Bay North).

 

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