The Canadian Press

2016-08-24 | NL Capelin Fishery

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A leading biologist in Newfoundland and Labrador says the province's commercial fishery for capelin should be shut down. Bill Montevecchi, a professor at Memorial University, says the population of the small, smelt-like fish is in trouble. He says the problem is that the fishery is mainly for capelin roe, which is known as masago when used in sushi dishes. (Earlier this month, World Wildlife Fund Canada issued a statement saying the fisheries for capelin and other so-called forage fish are poorly understood in terms of scientific assessment.)

Date: 2016-08-24
Placeline: ST. JOHN'S, N.L.
Source: The Canadian Press
Length: 18 seconds

Transcript Prediction: << the target of that fishery is gravid females that's females with eggs so if in any kind of dangerous it would be targeting females with eggs that haven't yet spawn >>