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More viable lobster licence reduction plan to be implemented

CANADA
Friday, July 25, 2014, 23:50 (GMT + 9)

Fisheries and Oceans Canada (DFO) developed a new plan to allow Prince Edward Island (PEI ) and Nova Scotia fishermen to hold more than one lobster licence and reduce the number of traps in the water. According to DFO head, Gail Shea, this new system, which is to start with the next spring's lobster fishery, will provide a better living for fishermen, since the new rules will allow fishermen on the North Shore of PEI and the Northumberland Strait between Nova Scotia and PEI to buy another lobster fishermen's licence out, CBS News reported. “The one boat would be allowed to fish two licences, which is known as stacking. Some of the traps from the second licence, up to 50 per cent, would have to be retired,” a DFO press release highlighted. And Minister Shea added: “It allows additional rationalization without costing the taxpayers anything, because wha... FULL STORY

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