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e-2343 (Fisheries)

E-petition
Initiated by Rémi Aubin from La Baie, Quebec

Original language of petition: French

Petition to the Minister of Fisheries, Oceans and the Canadian Coast Guard

Whereas:
  • Recreational ice fishing in the Saguenay creates over $6 million in economic activity per year over its typical two-month season;
  • Recent scientific studies by the Department of Fisheries and Oceans show that the Atlantic halibut population in the 4RST area is very healthy;
  • No commercial fishing occurs in the Saguenay Fjord; and
  • Increasing the number of fish available during the ice fishing season would improve the experience and attract more tourists.
We, the undersigned, residents of Saguenay–Lac-Saint-Jean, call upon the Minister of Fisheries, Oceans and the Canadian Coast Guard to reopen the recreational Atlantic halibut fishery in the Saguenay Fjord for the ice fishing season in a controlled and responsible way.
Open for signature
December 13, 2019, at 3:22 p.m. (EDT)
Closed for signature
February 11, 2020, at 3:22 p.m. (EDT)
Photo - Richard Martel
Chicoutimi—Le Fjord
Conservative Caucus
Quebec
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