New fish processing legislation introduced

The Fish Site
by The Fish Site
1 June 2006, at 1:00am

CANADA - The provincial government has introduced a bill to make it easier for fish processing plants to produce value-added products. David Alward, minister of agriculture, fisheries and aquaculture, introduced the bill yesterday, saying it will provide a more level playing field for processors across the province. The bill will replace the Fish Processing Act, which governs the processing plants across the province. Although details are sketchy, the bill will make it easier for processors to produce value-added products by changing the licensing process, meaning processors will only be required to register if they want to produce secondary products for the market. Source: Canada East