New Bay of Fundy Fishing Region

The New Brunswick government says an amendment creating a new inshore fishery region in the Bay of Fundy will come into effect Aug. 1st. Fisheries Minister Rick Doucet says the change will give fishermen in the Bay of Fundy more opportunities to help develop a sustainable fish and seafood industry. The new Region 4 will consist of Lobster Fishing Area 36, from St. Martins to the United States border and Campobello and Deer Islands. The amendment comes under the Inshore Fisheries Representation Act, which allows the minister to recognize a fishermen’s organization within the boundaries of a region.