Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Manitoba Wants to Withdraw from Federal Freshwater Fish Marketing Corporation

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Manitoba Wants to Withdraw from Federal Freshwater Fish Marketing Corporation

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Manitoba wants to withdraw from fish marketing

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WINNIPEG - Manitoba has served notice that it plans to withdraw from a federal Crown corporation that markets freshwater fish.

Premier Brian Pallister says the province wants to give its fishers the opportunity to market their catch any way they want.

The Winnipeg-based Freshwater Fish Marketing Corporation buys, processes and markets all freshwater fish caught for commercial sale in Manitoba, Saskatchewan and the Northwest Territories.

Pallister says the corporation will continue as a marketing choice for Manitobans who wish to use it.

He says Manitoba's fish industry generates about $21 million per year in sales of walleye, goldeye, northern pike, sauger, lake whitefish and lake trout. …

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