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DFO Reverses Decision to Grant Controversial Sea Cucumber Allocation

11/20/2018

DFO has reversed its previous decision to grant an inshore allocation to a corporation that was partnered with a First Nations group. Under the new management measures, the increased TAC for 2019 will provide for an additional eight temporary fishing permits for 3Ps. Six temporary permits will be granted to inshore harvesters who will be selected from the existing eligibility list and two temporary permits will be issued to the Miawpukek First Nation.

In August, FFAW-Unifor spoke out strongly against the decision, having made it clear the decision directly contradicts owner-operator and fleet separation policies integral to protecting the inshore fishery.

Read the full announcement: http://www.dfo-mpo.gc.ca/decisions/fm-2018-gp/atl-30-eng.htm