The Fish, Food and Allied Workers’ union’s inshore council unanimously passed a resolution this week proposing that a developmental quota of yellowtail flounder and redfish be set aside from the Ocean Choice International allocations of these species to accommodate proposals to have these species caught and processed in the province.
Union president Earle McCurdy said council members were of the view that every avenue to maximize harvesting and processing jobs in the province should be explored.
They debated the issue after an hour-long meeting with the new provincial Minister of Fisheries and Aquaculture, Derrick Dalley.
The Inshore Council is the policy-making division of the union’s inshore sector. It includes representatives of the various fishing fleets and geographic regions throughout the province.