Posts Tagged 'Fishing Group'
Fishing group wants convention axed
Fishery operators converged on the Labour Ministry Thursday to oppose a government plan to ratify the International Labour Organisation’s (ILO) 2007 Work in Fishing Convention, also known as C188, which they said could hurt their businesses. They also called on the prime minister to invoke Section 44 to stop the ratification. According to them, there is a need to conduct an inclusive and thorough study on the impact of ratification. To read the entire article, […]
One year of funding won’t end fight over fishing monitors
Commercial fishermen and environmental groups agree that a longstanding dispute over the future of at-sea monitoring is far from over, despite recent funding help from Congress. The monitors are on-board workers who collect data to help inform fishing regulations. The federal government moved the cost of paying for them to fishermen in some Northeast fisheries in 2016. Democratic New Hampshire Sen. Jeanne Shaheen said last month that a budget bill finalized by Congressional leaders […]