Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Fish Group Says Northern Saskatchewan Fishers Depneding on Pickerel for Income

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Fish Group Says Northern Saskatchewan Fishers Depneding on Pickerel for Income

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Fishers depending more on pickerel for income:FFMC

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WINNIPEG - Saskatchewan commercial fishers are becoming increasingly dependent on pickerel for their income.

The Freshwater Fish Marketing Corporation paid out just over $4.2 million to Saskatchewan fishers in the last fiscal year, down slightly from the previous year, but still one of the best showings in recent years.

Returns on pickerel accounted for 63 per cent of that total, even though pickerel only made up 23 per cent of the deliveries from Saskatchewan.

The previous year, pickerel were responsible for just over 50 per cent of the total return Saskatchewan fishers received from the Crown corporation.

In 2012, the first year after Saskatchewan fishers exited from the corporation' marketing monopoly, it was 43 per cent. …

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