Fishermen block off DFO building in St. John’s for protest

Fishermen have set up camp outside the Department of Fisheries and Oceans office in St. John’s Thursday morning for another protest.

The group of 18 protesters set up fishing gear at the entrance to the building around 8 a.m.

DFO employees who have not yet come in for work are being asked to stay away until noon.

DFo protest

DFO employees who have not yet come in to work are asked to stay away until at least noon. (Peter Gullage/CBC)

This is the second such protest from the fishermen, who say they’re unhappy about inshore shrimp quota cuts.

At the previous protest, the group broke a door and some of them walked into the DFO building.

The Royal Newfoundland Constabulary confirmed DFO has filed a complaint to police about the April 11 incident.

Fishermen block off DFO building in St. John’s for protest

Source: http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/newfoundland-labrador/dfo-protest-1.4077071?cmp=rss
Aggregated from: CBC | Newfoundland and Labrador News

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