The federal Department of Fisheries and Oceans has warned its employees that its $56.8-million budget-cutting plan (which runs from now to 2014. Employees have been told by officials that the department will soon be significantly smaller, and responsible for fewer things. The changes include an already-announced controversial move to shut down the Maritime Rescue Sub Centre in St. John’s. Memos obtained by the CBC say that DFO is “winding down or shedding non-core programs,” as part of “key transformations” intended to render a more modern style of managing fish stocks, ecosystems, aquaculture and vessels.

Source: CBC