Let­ters to the ed­i­tor

The Gulf News (Port aux Basques) - - EDITORIAL -

ar­eas where the off­shore fleet has ac­cess. No good to shut the door af­ter the horse has left the barn.

Tur­bot was said to orig­i­nate in the Davis Strait and mi­grate south along the Labrador coast to the nose and tail of the banks. Tur­bot quo­tas have in­creased on the nose and tail of the Grand Banks where the for­eign­ers fish, while in ar­eas along the Labrador coast such as 2JGH 3K, where NL fish­ers fish, quo­tas have de­creased.

The cod mora­to­rium has been in place for over 25 years now and fish have not in­creased at all like they should have. That is be­cause the for­eign­ers have been al­lowed to har­vest them with­out ap­pre­hen­sion as they mi­grate over the 200- mile limit. It is left up to the coun­try of ori­gin to po­lice them.

DFO has given the FFAW the right to gov­ern fish­er­men as they see fit and in re­turn the FFAW has given the fed­eral gov­ern­ment the right-of-way to do what they like with fish quo­tas, es­pe­cially on the nose and tail of the Grand Banks.

Please, fish­er­men of New­found­land and Labrador, stand up to this FFAW, which is only here for them­selves and a se­lect few.

Please stand up for your kids’ and grand­kids’ fu­ture.

Get rid of this FFAW union now.

Oswan Tucker, Reef’s Har­bour

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