FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Monday, May 13th, 2019
Ches Crosbie says Newfoundland and Labrador should become principle beneficiary of adjacent fish stocks and “imagines” an Atlantic fisheries accord similar to the Atlantic Accord for oil and gas, but the PC Leader also supports offshore seismic activity, and has been advised against outside buyers.
“Ches Crosbie answers some questions more directly than others,” says Ryan Cleary, President of FISH-NL. “He’s a bit wishy-washy on the issue of harp seals, and with the question of whether he supports on-land verses at-sea aquaculture.”
Find Crosbie’s response letter below.
“Our Party stands for Newfoundland and Labrador becoming the principle beneficiary of adjacent stocks,” Crosbie wrote. “These stocks are in Canada’s domain because we are part of Canada and would not be otherwise .. the artificial division of land-based and ocean-based resources is wrongheaded, and has led to catastrophic consequences for Newfoundland and Labrador.”
On May 3rd, FISH-NL sent the leaders of each of the four political parties running in the May 16th provincial election a questionnaire on major issues impacting the inshore fishery. While Crosbie responded on Saturday (May 11th), NDP leader Alison Coffin responded last week. Find her response letter here: https://www.fish-nl.ca/ndpstand.
FISH-NL requested responses from each the political camps by today, May 13th, and will make them public as they come in.