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An ocean of opportunities are available for Canada’s fisheries

By Paul Lansbergen      

The federal government needs to work more effectively with the fishing industry to realize our growth opportunities for Canadians while protecting our oceans and sustainably managing our fish resources.

Recent announcement by Fisheries and Oceans Minister Dominic LeBlanc about altering long-standing quota allocations will chill investment decisions, writes Paul Lansbergen. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
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At a time of great opportunity in Canada’s fisheries sector, the industry faces unprecedented uncertainty and instability about government policy that is putting hundreds of millions of dollars of investment at risk. Those investments are needed to realize the industry’s growth potential. Canada’s fisheries sector has great growth opportunities going forward. Export Development Canada has projected that fish and seafood exports will grow by seven per cent in 2018 over 2017, which itself, was six per cent higher

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