The Canadian Press

1993-04-23 | Fish aid

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Federal Fisheries Minister John Crosbie announced a 191-million-dollar fisheries aid package for Atlantic Canada and the Gaspe. The maximum a worker could receive was 406 dollars a week, but to get it people had to enroll in a training or re-training program. And Crosbie said the aid package was only for those fishermen and fish plant workers who depended on the ground fishery. Crosbie estimated about 7,600 people in Atlantic Canada and the Gaspe would qualify.

Date: 1993-04-23
Placeline: HALIFAX, Nova Scotia.
Source: The Canadian Press
Length: 16 seconds

Transcript Prediction: << just to give you a not so my dear what the eligibility rules will be a fisherman to be eligible will have to have had at least 50% of his fishing income from the catching a ground fish to be eligible >>