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    Doubts about the excessive quota of herring in the Gulf of Mexico

    Echemi 2019-05-15

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    Recently, a marine researcher questioned why the Canadian Federal Department of Fisheries and Oceans set twice the spring herring quota for Southern St. Lawrence Bay in 2018. Spring herring quotas have been critical since 2004 and plans are being made for reconstruction, according to DFO. Last year, 600 tons of the fish were caught in the area. The allowable catch set by DFO this year is 1250 tons. The quota was a surprise to Katie Schleit, Senior Adviser on Peking Ocean Fisheries.

    Katie Schleit said: "We are also facing increasing threats from climate change, especially in the Gulf region. Increasing herring quotas is not conducive to the sustainable development of the herring population.

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