Dauphin, Canada

A local fisheries concern has prompted the Manitoba Metis Federation to call an Emergency Fisheries Meeting.

Four Interlake fisheries are out almost $1 million dollars, after an open market deal went sour.

David Chartrand, MMF President, elaborates on the situation:

“You start looking at, in the overall concept, where there’s potentially over a million dollars unpaid on accounts, sitting for fishers to collect; agents, who are selling fish on their behalf, now claiming they also didn’t get paid from buyers in the United States, and that’s where most of the product was being shipped, and leaving fishers at a loss.”

The meeting is on Tuesday in Winnipeg, and to register, call 204-586-8474.