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Herring fisherman – Our fishery is in peril because of anti-fishing propaganda to demonize our livelihood

2020-03-11 00:00:00

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Herring fisherman – Our fishery is in peril because of anti-fishing propaganda to demonize our livelihood

March 11, 2020   Canada

It’s hard to believe public sentiment of this fishery has gone from sustainable and economically viable to a so-called environmental atrocity in just a few years. Herring fishing has brought millions of dollars of economic benefit to my home town. This year has brought substantial herring returns and lengthy spawn deposition, yet the environmental movement has us in their sights and protesting has become much more trendy and profitable than resource extraction. Our fishery is in peril, not for scientific reasons or the status of herring stocks, but because of anti-fishing propaganda that use drones and expensive photography equipment to demonize our livelihood,,, more, by Josh Young, Pender Harbour, B.C.   >click to read< 12:47

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