Canada Names Seafood Industry As Essential Service, Amid Announcements of Wage Supports
In a joint statement from the Fisheries Council of Canada (FCC) and the Canadian Aquaculture Industry Alliance (CAIA), members thanked the government for their “collaborative hard work to support the fish and seafood sector, especially in light of today’s recognition of the Canadian fish and seafood industries as essential services as announced by the latest COVID-19 guidance.”
Federal recognition of the industry’s wild harvest and aquacultur workers is an important milestone for Canada’s seafood producers as seasons open on both coasts for fisheries and shellfish. The “essential”...
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