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Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Latest Fishery Scores: BC 1 - NL 0

Today, June 15, 2010 is the day an official investigation into the collapse of sockeye salmon stocks on B.C.'s Fraser River is scheduled to begin.

The Cohen Commission of Inquiry is touted as being, “…a lengthy and technical probe into the disappearance of almost 10 million fish from the Fraser River sockeye run. The collapse of the stock prompted the federal government to order an investigation to be led by B.C. Supreme Court Judge Bruce Cohen.

According to reports, a discussion paper released in advance of this week's hearings indicates the inquiry will examine everything from fish biology to the organization of the Department of Fisheries and Oceans and will attempt to gain a full understanding of the collapse.

One question Ottawa: In 1992 a moratorium was introduced after the collapse of the Atlantic Cod stocks, after 500 years serving as the economic engine of Newfoundland and Labrador. That collapse led, either directly or indirectly, to job losses for about 20% of the province’s workers. Why has there never been an official inquiry held to understand the reasons behind that collapse?

Could it be because the findings are already suspected in the circles of power and that those findings would finally expose to the light of day the way the stocks were mismanaged, sold off, bartered away for votes and foreign “favors” ending once and for all the fantasy Ottawa and DFO have foisted on the public?

In the absence of valid answers I simply ask.


Anonymous said...

Why has the Federal Government of Canada, as spineless as it truly is , has allowed EU boats to fish of our coast, but if Newfoundlander's and Labradorians take one fish to many during the food fishery,the DFO kicks into over drive. Charging and taking any property that maybe involved.

And all this has taken place while the Harper Governemet has free trade talks on with the EU.

It must be all in my mind to think that the two have nothing do to with each other.The reason why BC is getting attention and we never is simple. BC is going tohave how many seats in the House of Commons while Newfoundland and Labrador is stuck with 2.7%. There's your reason.

Newfoundland and Labrador will never be able to deal with Ottawa or Canada. But, that's all in my head as well.Thank God for Danny.

Anonymous said...

The government allows EU boats to fish off Newfoundland because the EU and everyone else, Asia you name it, pay the Federal Government huge sums of money for the right to do so and then they turn around and abuse it.