The Canadian Press

1996-03-29 | West Coast salmon

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Federal Fisheries Minister Fred Mifflin announced a plan to cut the BC commercial salmon fleet of 44-hundred boats in half. There would be a voluntary 80-million-dollar license buy-back program and changes to licensing. Mifflin said action was needed to prevent the Pacific salmon fishery from going the way of the Atlantic cod fishery.

Date: 1996-03-29
Placeline: VANCOUVER, British Columbia.
Source: The Canadian Press
Length: 25 seconds

Transcript Prediction: << and while it may not be perfect and I'm not here due to suggest that it is perfect it is a measure of that is necessary and like a lot of measures when you're dealing with uncertainty sometimes you always don't get it right then we're prepared we would look at it and see how it goes but we have to start somewhere later than jumping we just I cannot sit back as Minister fishery and let the condition that has existed essentially for 25 or 30 years continue >>