(Marilène Gill, Bloc MP for Manicouagan)
LOCAL NEWS - APRIL 6, 2020: LOWER NORTH SHORE
CFBS received correspondence from Marilène Gill, MP for Manicouagan and Spokesperson for Fisheries, Oceans and the Canadian Coast Guard, regarding discussions currently taking place to possibly postpone the fishing season once again, this is due to many fishermen from the region voicing their concerns in recent days about returning to the waters during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Meetings had taken place today with the Wardens of the MRCs of Manicouagan as well as with the Restraint Committee of the Lower North Shore, Minganie and Sept-Rivières. They will be meeting again tomorrow in order to address requests to DFO and the Minister.
Marilène Gill, MP for Manicouagan and Spokesperson for Fisheries, Oceans and the Canadian Coast Guard also mentioned that fishermen would be eligible for the Canadian Emergency Response Benefit (CERB).
More info to come from CFBS.