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“Years of excessive processing exemptions, providing the bare-minimum number of hours of work to plant workers, all while blocking workers’ efforts to have occupational health and safety addressed is not what I would call a commitment to the people of this province,” says Sullivan.
Even a small spill can have far reaching consequences on global seafood markets, and the potential for socio-economic ramifications on the fishing industry cannot be ignored by industry and government.
To be clear, the real issue here is a coordinated effort by processing companies to supress the inshore cod fishery for their own greed and self-interest. Large companies would love nothing more than to prevent the inshore fishery from building capacity to harvest the promised first 115,000 tonnes of northern cod. The goal of these corporations is to step in to fish it themselves once the stock has grown. We will not allow this to happen.