Wise­man calls for re­ver­sal

Look­ing to rep­re­sent rid­ing of Bon­av­ista-Burin-Trin­ity

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Merv Wise­man is call­ing on the fed­eral gov­ern­ment to re­con­sider its de­ci­sion to add a new Indige­nous li­cence holder for Arc­tic surf clams.

One of sev­eral in­di­vid­u­als vy­ing to be the Lib­eral nom­i­nee for the rid­ing of Bon­av­ista-Burin-Trin­ity, he said the move con­tra­venes the party’s own prin­ci­pal of ad­ja­cency, the idea that peo­ple liv­ing clos­est to a fishery re­source should ben­e­fit from it.

“This is un­prece­dented in fed­eral fish­eries man­age­ment,” Wise­man said in a news re­lease is­sued Wed­nes­day, Nov. 1.

“Un­less there are fur­ther un­re­leased de­tails which would pro­vide a suit­able ra­tio­nale for this, not only does it re­ject the ad­ja­cency frame­work, but it lacks good eco­nomic sense; and it will cer­tainly jeop­ar­dise the health of com­mu­ni­ties in the rid­ing.”

See Calls, A2

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