April 8, 1957 (22nd Parliament, 5th Session)

LIB

James Sinclair (Minister of Fisheries)

Liberal

Mr. Sinclair:

They are pretty much the same. I can explain that by saying that the chairman of our research board is one of the most brilliant fisheries scientists in the world, and he was brought here from a similar post in the United States. I think the trouble we have in recruiting fisheries scientists today is the result of the fact that when a young man or a young woman is graduating in the sciences we need-zoology, biology, physics and chemistry-and it comes to choosing a career or deciding on post graduate work, such a person realizes that if he takes fisheries science his only possible employer is a government or an international commission, whereas in most of the other fields of science he has a choice between industrial employment and employment with a government. This is one of the factors which does sway young men and women in making a choice.
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We have done everything we can to encourage young men and women to take up fisheries science by offering these graduate scholarships, by making work available in universities, and by offering them good summer employment in our research stations on summer projects.

Topic:   NORTH PACIFIC FUR SEALS
Subtopic:   IMPLEMENTATION OF INTERIM CONVENTION ON CONSERVATION
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