Mr. H. B. SHORT (Digby-Annapolis):
Being deeply interested in everything connected with the welfare of the fishermen, and of the fishing industry, I am thoroughly in accord with many of the remarks made by my hon. friend from Antigonish-Guysborough (Mr. Duff) and I am fully in accord with the resolution which the hon. member for Gloucester (Mr. Veniot) has brought forward. I think the time has arrived when we should
Deep Sea Fisheries
do everything possible to assist the fishing industry, which during the past four years has experienced conditions which it has not known for many years previously. Less has been done for the fishing industry than for any other industry, though it is one of the greatest natural resources we have in the maritimes and capable of the greatest expansion. Off the coast of Nova Scotia we have one of the greatest fisheries in the world, but the trouble is, we need a market. That is what we need more than anything else. There is no question about production; we can produce all the fish the country requires. Unfortunately however we are up against it for a market. I have brought up in this house a number of times, being on the Canadian Fisheries Association, the advisability of a grant through the government for the purpose of advertising our fish. We are not selling the quantity of fish in Canada which we should; the people are not buying the quantity they should buy.
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