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Joint submission on the Federal Review of the Fisheries Act

 According to the binational Great Lakes Fisheries Commission, “The [Great Lakes] fishery is worth more than $7 billion annually to the people of the region, supports more than 75,000 jobs, sustains native fishers, and is the essence of the basin’s rich cultural heritage.”1  In Ontario alone, the commercial fishery contributes $350 million to Province’s GDP and Canadians spend $443 million per year on the recreational fishery in the Great Lakes.

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