Lloyd Roseville Crouse
Mr. Lloyd R. Crouse (South Shore):
Mr. Speaker, I wish to direct my question to the Secretary of State for External Affairs. The closure of La Have, Browns and Georges Banks for February, March, April and May eliminates the inshore ground fishermen's most productive season by closing off a 500 square mile area off southwestern Nova Scotia. Since this section of South Shore has no mining or steel or other major industrial complexes, and one fish plant, Swim Brothers, in Lockeport has already closed its doors, indicating that the economy is heavily dependent on the fishing industry, will the minister take steps to request ICNAF member nations to permit the opening of La Have, Browns and Georges Banks to Canadian inshore fishermen using boats 65 feet or less in length before the entire economy of this area collapses?
Subtopic: EXTERNAL AFFAIRS
Sub-subtopic: SUGGESTED REQUEST TO ICNAF TO OPEN LA HAVE, BROWNS AND GEORGES BANKS TO INSHORE FISHERMEN