Date: November 21/07 | Author: Apenner
Union of Environment Workers Calls on Federal Government to Put More Money into Fisheries Protection and Enhancement
OTTAWA, Nov. 21, 2007 -- Nearly all Canadians (97%) are concerned about protecting Canada's natural resources including fisheries and Canadians clearly give that concern priority over two issues at the forefront of the federal government's agenda - protecting Canada's sovereignty over the Arctic and maintaining Canadian ownership of large corporations. Moreover, the majority of Canadians say responsibility for the protection of the fisheries belongs to the federal government and that the government should provide more funding to ensure sustainability of this resource. The results were announced on World Fisheries Day (November 21).
"This is obviously an issue important to Canadians and yet those on the front lines with Fisheries and Oceans don't have the resources to protect and rebuild the stocks," said William Pynn Union of Environment Workers National President. "We will not only lose a key economic sector and part of our heritage, but when you remove an activity as basic to the Canadian way of life as going fishing, there will be tremendous impact on quality of life."
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