Mr. Jack Marshall (Humber-St. George's-St. Barbe):
Mr. Speaker, I rise under the provisions of Standing Order 43 on a matter of urgent and pressing necessity. Declining salmon stocks have necessitated government intervention of special restrictions on both commercial and recreational salmon fisheries this year. Since government management program restrictions dictate drastic effects on salmon fishing but do not provide for increased surveillance, I move, seconded by the hon. member for St. John's East (Mr. McGrath):
That this House orders that the number of river guardians be increased, commensurate with the number required to give adequate protection, and that the minister make a statement on motions outlining the government's plans to prevent uncontrolled poaching, which is the real reason for the decline in stocks.
Sub-subtopic: REQUEST FOR ADEQUATE PROTECTION OF SALMON FISHERY-MOTION UNDER S.O. 43