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‘That’s good news to us and that’s all the fishermen ever wanted,’ says fishermen’s association president

Lobster fishermen on Nova Scotia’s Eastern Shore say they are relieved to learn the federal government’s plan to establish a marine-protection area in the waters along their coast won’t hurt the local fishery.

“That’s good news to us and that’s all the fishermen ever wanted, but we’re still concerned about the designation and the management of it going forward,” said Peter Connors, president of Eastern Shore Fisherman’s Protective Association.

“We certainly aren’t against the protection of the area here, and we’ve been working hard and spending a lot of money for years to help with conservation and protection.”

The Department of Fisheries and Oceans is in the early stages of working out the logistics of protecting 2,000 square kilometres of water between the communities of Clam Harbour and Liscomb Point.

 

 

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