Long-line vessels won’t be in Gulf

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Editor: Because of Lawrence MacAulay’s misleading comments, fishermen became alarmed about a proposal for long-line tuna vessels in the Gulf.  As usual, Lawrence omits facts to make his press releases sensational, so I would like to clarify the situation.

This is a non-issue. Long lining of tuna was discussed and rejected by fishers, scientists, representatives from fishermen’s associations and processors at a recent meeting. With a little research Mr. MacAulay would have known this.

This is how the system of consultation works now, this is not the 1980s. We encourage fishers to bring their ideas forward and we talk to and listen to them when it comes to fisheries management, it's their resource and their future.

Canada has the best-managed tuna fisheries in the world. It is based on scientific advice, effective management and strict enforcement.

Our government will continue to show leadership on this file by defending responsible and sustainable quotas at international forums, supporting good science and inclusive decision making that shows proper respect for industry.

- Gail Shea, Minister of Fisheries and Oceans

Geographic location: Canada

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