Commercial Fishers Urged To Attend “Historic” AGM

Thursday, April 23, 2009 at 14:00



A consultant that’s been pushing for dual marketing in northern Saskatchewan’s commercial fishery says there could be a big announcement at the upcoming fishers’ AGM in Prince Albert.


Larry Goodfellow has also helped present the fishers’ case for a fish processing plant in Saskatchewan.


They’re currently obligated to market their fish through the Winnipeg-based Freshwater Fish Marketing Corporation.


Goodfellow says a federal study on the issue completed two years ago suggested Saskatchewan was the best place to try dual marketing in the freshwater fishery.


He also says there are strong indications the provincial government is prepared to move on the issue of the fish plant.


He believes next week’s AGM will be a “historic event” that will impact fishers and their families for generations to come.


Enterprise and Innovation Minister Lyle Stewart and First Nations and Metis Relations Minister June Draude are both scheduled to speak at next week’s conference, which runs from April 30th to May 2nd.