October 22

Province Embarks on Commercial Fisheries Strategy

first_img The Department of Fisheries and Aquaculture will work with industry organizations and the Aboriginal community to develop the strategy. “This is your strategy and we need you to be involved,” Mr. Colwell said to those gathered at the conference. “Its success will depend on you.” The department is aiming to have the strategy completed this year and implemented early in 2015. industry organization safety and training efficiency market development quality innovation Nova Scotia will develop a commercial fisheries strategy to ensure the fishing industry is sustainable, creates jobs and helps grow the economy. Fisheries and Aquaculture Minister Keith Colwell announced today Feb. 21, at the annual minister’s conference with fish harvesters in Debert that work is commencing on the strategy. “Quality and innovation is needed in the fishing industry to drive up exports and to grow the sector of the Nova Scotia economy,” said Mr. Colwell. “The Ivany Commission stressed the need for this in traditional Nova Scotia industries.’ The strategy consists of six pillars:last_img read more

October 8

Kabir Hashim refuses to fly business class on Srilankan flight

The minister, however, took a selfie with his wife while strapped down in the economy section. Next time a VIP asks for a free upgrade on the national carrier, the answer is a firm “no,” Hashim has said. (Colombo Gazette) State Enterprise Development Minister Kabir Hashim may have set a bad precedent for his cabinet colleagues and directors of the national carrier Sri Lankan airlines who travel business class at tax payers’ expense, the Economy News website reported.When Kabir Hashim and his wife Nazly travelled to neighbouring India this week, they boarded a Sri Lankan flight, but refused an upgrade to business class even though he is the minister in charge of the airline. read more