Lois Ann Dort

Canso Worries About Shrimp Share

July 22nd, 2016  •  The Chronicle Herald  •  Opinions

The fishery uses small fishing boats, harvests close to shore using less fuel, does not disturb the ocean bottom, reduces by-catch and only captures mature shrimp. These practices are all beneficial to shrimp populations and their environment.It also benefits rural fishermen and the local community. The shrimp trap fishery season runs from the end of September to March, a winter harvest that staves off seasonal unemployment that is the bane of rural Nova Scotia.

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