LOCAL 6

Bonafide Licensing Policy

The MFU supported a license buy-back in 1978. As the number of lobster licenses came under control we pushed for and won the now famous BONAFIDE LICENSING POLICY in the Gulf Region. It put the license on the person. It froze the number of Bonafide Licenses and it stopped DFO from taking back licenses if they were not fished in a particular year.

Key Points:
  • License buy-back in 1978
  • Won the Bonafide Licensing Policy
  • Froze number of bonafide licenses
  • Halted DFO from taking back licenses