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Canadian Fish Harvesters to be Featured in Video Series

CANADA - Fish harvesters from across Canada are being featured in a series of short videos. The videos explore the world of fish harvesting and in the last video will show the Canadian Council of Professional Fish Harvesters(CCPFH) role, its work, its tools and its products.

The first video of the series can now be found on the CCPFH website www.FishHarvestersPecheurs.ca and on Youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4ZYgaVLmNoI&feature=relmfu.

The series which is still currently being filmed will include 8 videos and will cover seven different types of fisheries in locations across the country. The videos will be released individually throughout the summer as production of each wraps up. They explore the personal side of the fish harvesting industry, telling a story about the fish harvesters and their community as well as the challenges and the rewards of the industry.

Were very excited about this series, said John Sutcliffe, Director of the CCPFH. Our work at the Canadian Council of Professional Fish Harvesters is seen in every aspect of the fish harvesters day, from safety to the best way to market their catch. It provides a seldom seen glimpse of the industry. It depicts the lives of harvesters and their communities. Few people have a chance to see challenges harvesters face and the pride they have in their work. I believe it may change peoples perception of the owner/operator fish harvesting industry.

The first video is a rare glimpse into winter commercial fishing in Dauphin River, Manitoba in a family enterprise. Future videos include lobster fishing in Meteghan, Nova Scotia, oysters in the French River area of Prince Edward Island, crab and shrimp in Newfoundland and fin fish in Sept-les Quebec and Prince Rupert British Columbia.

The videos are part of a project being funded by the Government of Canada and is being produced by Kobb Media for the Canadian Council of Professional Fish Harvesters.

Lucy Towers

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