Publicado por: pongpesca | 2013/01/30

Green group speaks up for local fishery

Fishing boats laden with lobster traps, head out of Eastern Passage during the start of lobster season. (TIM KROCHAK / Staff / File)“Premium local seafood could stem the global commodity tide that threatens to swamp coastal fishing communities in Nova Scotia, says a new Ecology Action Centre report. “We’re not saying don’t export,” report co-author Jordan Nikoloyuk said Monday in an interview. “But Nova Scotia’s rural communities depend on local fish, and we need to add value to those.” Nikoloyuk, the centre’s sustainable fisheries co-ordinator, co-wrote the report, Valuing our Fisheries: Breaking Nova Scotia’s Commodity Curse, with Dave Adler, manager of the Off the Hook Community Supported Fishery. The report concludes that an industry focus on producing high volumes of low-cost seafood for global commodity markets makes it increasingly difficult for independent Nova Scotia fishermen to make a living.”

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Fonte: The Chronicle Herald – 21 de janeiro de 2013

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