Do you want to see change in Newfoundland and Labrador’s recreational cod fishery? A local petition is calling on upon the House of Commons and the Minister of Fisheries, Oceans and the Canadian Coast Guard to:
Petition for Change in Newfoundland and Labrador’s Recreational Cod Fishery
1. Instate a recreational cod fishery in Newfoundland and Labrador which allows for retention of cod, every day from July 1 through to October 1, with recreational fishers being allowed to retain five cod fish per day, with a limit of 20 fish per boat per day, and tourist licensed operators being allowed to retain two cod fish per tourist per day; and
2. Mandate that the Minister announce the season dates and regulations by May 1 of each year.
To sign the petition, or for more information, click here.
*Photo courtesy of Bernice Goudie
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