Wiseman calls for reversal
Looking to represent riding of Bonavista-Burin-Trinity
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.”
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