In regard to the law, of course I am notable to speak authoritatively. But last year when an amendment to the Fisheries Act was introduced, the power to grant trap fishing licenses was included. Then, in obedience to some representations, or for some other reason, that provision was withdrawn ; and the minister, when questioned by myself, said there was power already in existence giving him authority to issue licenses to fish by traps. Now I maintain that if there is power to grant licenses to fish by traps, why not provide that any one complying with the fishery regulations shall be able to obtain a license to fish in that manner ?
Topic: FISHERIES ACT AMENDMENT.