28 July 2005

Westcott's take on the Damn-Fool Fishery

Our respective reasons may be different, but Express columnist Craig Westcott and I are in complete agreement that the food fishery is a damn-fool idea.

Westcott has covered fish issues for years. He knows what he is talking about.

He rightly points out that guys like Jigger Jim Morgan, the former provincial fisheries minister known for his acquaintance with illegal fishing, can rant and rave all they like. Their arrest for illegally taking a codfish is much less than the poor inshore fisherman who gets to lose his entire livelihood from jigging.

Here's the link to Craig's column, which hopefully will stay around for a while.

Here's my backlink to a post on fisheries matters in which I first used the phrase damn-fool fishery.