Feds to look at how northern shrimp is allocated

Clyde Jackman is a busy man. The province and the federal government jointly announced Tuesday evening there will be a review of how Northern shrimp are allocated in time for the 2012 season. The move comes only a week after the province’s shrimp fishery suffered significant cuts to its quota, inshore shrimp allocation was reduced by 14.62 per cent and the offshore was down 4.62 per cent. “If we continue with the reductions that we’re having we could see the decimation of on land processing. Just imagine what something like that would do to the Northern Peninsula, as an example,” said Jackman. He also called on everyone with a stake in the shrimp industry — including unions, processors, government, etc. — to work together to present their case when the time comes.

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