The provincial government announced today that they plan to withdraw from the Freshwater Fish Marketing Act, which would give more control to Manitoba fishers in selling their products around the world.
The freshwater act has controlled the fish market in Manitoba since 1969, but Pallister vowed to give local fishers more freedom to market their products prior to getting elected in April.
“We’re really excited today to give them that opportunity to seek the level of economic potential in Manitoba and in addition to that, to explore all of the flexible options available for marketing their great product that we have here in Manitoba,” said Rick Wowchuk, the MLA for Swan River.
The Winnipeg-based Freshwater Fish Marketing Corporation buys and markets all of the fish that are caught for commercial sale in the province.
Premier Brian Pallister says the corporation will continue to exist as a marketing option for fishermen who wish to use it.