TRURO - A consultation session to discuss sportfishing regulations and other issues is set for next Tuesday in Truro.
The session, one of a half dozen taking place across the province in November, is intended to help ensure fishing regulations remain relevant and effective. Such meetings are held annually by the by the Department of Fisheries and Aquaculture to share sport fishing information, research, and facilitate discussion.
"Sportfishing is one of Nova Scotia's most popular outdoor activities and an important rural industry that generates about $58 million annually," said Fisheries and Aquaculture Minister Sterling Belliveau. "A healthy and sustainable fishery is an important contributor to the economic and social life of Nova Scotia."
Feedback from past meetings led to action to deal with invasive species. The government now is developing regulations to help eliminate the spread of invasive species.
The Truro meeting is to be held at the Best Western Glengarry (MacLeod Room), 150 Willow St. from 6:30 to 9 p.m.