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"Far from a dead issue: midwater trawlers still create stir"

February 26, 2008

February 26, 2008
By Andy Walker

Even after two years of arrests, protests and court orders, the Department of Fisheries and Oceans was still prepared last fall to allow mid-water trawlers in the waters off eastern P.E.I. The trawlers never appeared, but that was due to a decision by the ship’s owners rather than a change in DFO policy. Fishermen were clearly worried about what might happen this fall since the issue dominated a bear pit session held with provincial and federal department officials during the annual meeting of the P.E.I. Fishermen’s Association.

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