Fisheries committee Thank you. Joy, you mentioned you represent harvesters and plant workers. One of the comments you made was that most people want out, but can't afford to quit and young people want in, but can't afford to buy in. You talked about the concentration of resources in the hands of a
Fisheries committee Thank you, Mr. Chair. Thank you to all of the witnesses today. I'm going to start with Mr. Edwards. You used the term “common denominator” when you talked about the fishery. You were saying that active fishers are not profiting and that quota licence owners are reaping profits
Fisheries committee Mr. Nobels, you said that ITQs are destructive. You talked about transferability versus buying in and other problems with the ITQs. From your perspective, how do you fix or modify the current ITQ model?
Fisheries committee David, you made reference to married licences and that they should disappear. Do you think that's a simple solution? Can you elaborate a little on that?
Fisheries committee Could I ask Mr. Young to chip in on this conversation as well?
Fisheries committee Thank you, Mr. Chair. Welcome, guests. It's been an interesting exchange. Some very valuable information has been shared here today from different perspectives. Mr. Paquette, you talked about unfair lease arrangements for fishers and unfair lease fees. You mentioned that quota
Fisheries committee I want to ask another question here, and not for any particular presenter. On January 30, 2019, Fisheries and Oceans officials indicated to the committee that the department's management regime was designed to achieve five objectives: conservation of stocks, compliance with leg
Fisheries committee Thank you, Mr. Chair. There's one question I want to get at. You cut me off the first time, but I was out of time I guess. I want to know the discrepancy at the income levels. It bugs me to no end that there's such a discrepancy between eastern Canada and western Canada. I know
Fisheries committee Thank you, Mr. Chair. Welcome, guests. I want to focus on income levels, east coast versus west coast. I think back to a young fisher who testified in front of this committee last fall and talked about the challenges of trying to make a living in the fishing industry on the B.
Fisheries committee I have no issue with inserting the word “immediately”. I was just thinking from the point of view that some studies are already proposed. I guess we as a committee could prioritize. I'll leave it to the discretion of the chair at this point.
Fisheries committee That's good for me, Mr. Chair.
Fisheries committee Are these some of the other factors that are considered?