Push back from East Coast fishermen on proposed MPA

An MPA proposed for an area off the Eastern Shore Islands is receiving push back from local lobster fishermen, despite DFO attempting to allay fears.

Canada has committed to protect 10 percent of coastal and ocean waters by 2020.

The proposed MPA would potentially allow lobster fishing as it does not affect the target protected species and habitat such as eel grass and cod habitat.

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