Lobster size shouldn’t separate Island fishermen
This is in response to the Western Gulf Fishermen Associations’ article in the Journal Pioneer on Tuesday, Jan. 16, 2018. I would like to clarify a few things.
The WGFA seem to think that the Prince County Fishermen’s Association want them to go up in measure. This is not at all what was proposed at the annual meeting recently. I attended this meeting and I believe that the PCFA was asking for a UNIFORM SIZE FOR ALL OF P.E.I. and not trying to dictate what other associations should do. Let’s try to work on a uniform policy for all three zones. This should seriously be looked at for fairness to all Island fishers.
As for conservation, we are glad that the WGFA has decided to participate as we’ve been at it for over 10 years. I believed that conservation is the key to the increases in our catches in the last few years. I hope we can work together for a better fishery for all of us.
Paul Gallant, Abram Village