New fish processing legislation introduced

CANADA - The provincial government has introduced a bill to make it easier for fish processing plants to produce value-added products.</b> <br><br> 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. <br><br> The bill will replace the Fish Processing Act, which governs the processing plants across the province. <br><br> 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. <br><br> <i>Source: Canada East</i>

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