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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - April 25, 1972, Lethbridge, Alberta Tucidoy, April 25, 1972 THE IETH3RIDGE HERALD 15 Commercial salmon fishing (CP) Closure ol commercial sulmon fishing May J in New Brunswick and the 1'orl iiux Basques area of foumllam! was announced Mon- day by Fisheries Minister Jack Davis. More than MO commercial fishermen will he involved and the government expects to spend about million in the current fiscal year, which began April 1, on compensation, lie said. Mr. Davis blamed heavy com mercial fishing, especially by Danes on the seas, for "se rious ciepleiion" of Atlantic salmon returning to their C'ana dian spawning grounds. The closure won't apply to Nova Scotia or the Ncwfomul land and Labrador rivers wher he salmon runs arc relatively I glit. JIVE DETAILS LATHIl The Commons was told the announcement, is being made to avoid unnecessary spending by ommercial fishermen lor the Atlantic salmon season this year. Details would lie given fishermen at Chatham, N.B., later this week. Mr. Davis said the decisioi will bo reviewed annually but is expected to last six years a one full cycle of salmon's lite. "This drastic action has been forced upon us by a serious cle clino in the number of salmo returning to the Saint John Miramichi and Restirjouchc ers" in New Brunswick, Mr Davis told the Commons. Fish in the Port aux Basques a also was dependent on destined for mainland earns and would be closed. I will be at least six years ore stocks will be rebuilt to point where "large-scale Coal firm fined for polluting EDMONTON (CP) A fine was levied today against Cardinal River Coals Ltd. after the company pleaded guilty to women eating KINGSTON, Out. (CP) Five Doukhobor women prison ers who have been fasting for several months are, regaining their health after a week in lies pilal, prison physician Dr. Wil- liam Amodeo said today. He said the women, brought here from British Columbia, are co-operating with medical staff. All are members of the radical Sons of Freedom sect. They have been fasting as a protest since being brought here to serve arson sentences ranging from three to five years. They have been forcibly fed for months. Dr. Amodeo said one woman, Polly Chernoff, was allowed temporary leave of absence from (he prison to spend a weekend in a local hotel with her husband, who had arrived from Ihe Kootcnay district of B.C. He said throe women, Mary Malakoff, Mary Astaforoff am Tina Zmael, are r c c c i v i n force-fed liquid nutrients anc also eat some solid foods. Mrs. Chernoft and Vera Pos nickoff refuse the tube feedings he said, but will eat some solk foods. Mrs. Malakoff, Mrs. Astafor off and Mrs. Zmaeft entered the prison in March, 1971. Mrs. Pos nickoff and Mrs. Chernoff were sent to the prison last October. The women broke their fas briefly in March when it wa unofficially reported that they had been promised clemency When this was not forthcoming they resumed their fast. Diluting Cabin Creek by diun ng coal sediment for 15 da ast summer. The company was fined n March when convicted >olluting Luscar Creek. Both creeks are in the ar known as the Coal Branch, miles southwest of Edmonto Senior provincial judge C Rolf fined the firm each of the 15 days involve Judge Holt said today based his judgment on the sa reasons he gave for his Ma judgment. Judge Kolf said he is sa fied the company is fully aw of the problem at this time and was willing to co-operate with the provincial government, Prosecutor Bruce Patterson told the court the daily dis- charge into Cabin Creek was 1 slimated at five tons of coal edimcnt an hour. "Compensation will paid to whose commercial operations can commence once more." WOULD SUPPLY ADVICE Meanwhile, fishermen would serve on river management committees to advise on the duration of the closure and the manner in which the runs might nest be restored. commercial fishermen earning are affected by lliuse river Mr. Davis said. "Payments will be negotiated on an individual basis and the formula will be worked out in close consultation with the fishermen themselves." Closures would not apply to salmon returning to streams in Newfoundland, Labrador and, Nova Scotia. j The opposition reacted with anger to the announcement. Lloyd R. Crousc Shore) said the ban is another example of the "ham-lianded, half-hearted, slip shod" restric- tions on Canadian fishermen in general. The government had removed sick-mariners benefits and the subsidy but hail restricted the fishing of haddock and swordfish and now salmon. KNEW OF DANCEIl Governments bad known since 1964 that the salmon were in serious danger but had done nothing despite warnings year S after year by MPs from the At- lantic provinces and Quebec. I Danish delegates had told an international conference in 19G9 that "when the salmon are we will fish for something Mr. Crousc said. But those 'Riy Van External Affairs Minister Mitchell Stiarp and Mr. Davis, had done nothing. He said the government also is doing nothing about the down salmon fishing of Norway and Sweden. lie said IhB government will replace only the capital outlay of salmon fishermen. It was doing nothing about the loss of livelihood. Tom Harriett (NDP-Comox Alhcrni) said he hopes the an nounccmenl is not a portent of a similar announcement dealing with Pacific salmon. SHAME Tim DANES j lie said Mr. Davis had said j outside Ihe House last week Ilia it is honed to shame the Dane out of fishing for salmon. Mr. Barnett suggested that i this docs not work, Canada ma have to consider harvesting th salmon while they still ar available. Mr. Barnett criticized th Davis announcement for ni mentioning sport fishermen arc left to "run wild" on tl streams and rivers in whic salmon spawn. June 26 July 9 per person PHONE STEVE KOCH NORTHERN BUS LINES 327-3536 Snowmobile team aims for Russia ST. PAUL. Min. (Al'J-The, ven-nian Minnusota snowino- Ic expedition to Moscow-is in e Northwest Territories and ill plans on reaching Nord, rcenland, this year, expedition ader Bill Cooper says. Cooper, of Willow River, linn., said today the party lembets are reding in Gjoa avcn while waiting for parts. Cooper reported on the cxpe- ilion in a radio-cable message o the St. Paul Pioneer Press He said the expedition encoun- crcd rough I e r i- a I n before caching Gjoa Haven, more than 100 miles from Ihe Arctic Circle and at least mites from the North Pole. ItltEAK CLEATS i "We got into an area that was all rock and broke a lot ol cleats on the s n o mobile Cooper said. If parts arrive by plane in lime, Cooper said, the expedi- tion, which left Forest Lake, Minn., Jan. 31, should reach Ilesolute Bay by Saturday or Sunday. Fiefore the adventurers left Minnesota, Cooper estimated they would reach Moscow by late April or early May. How- ever, Ihe group announced March, 24 that it would make the trip in stages. The team will continue on the trail until ice breaks up, then fly liomo with the equipment. The men Dion plan to return by air in winter to the last point reached hy snowmobile and press on from there. The expedition plans to fly from Greenland to Norway, then resume snowmobiling through Scandinavia into the So- viet Union. HAVE NO SCALES Catfish have no scales. U.S. hunter influx seen EDMONTON (CP) A de- crease in the Bighorn sheep Deputation of the United States nay result in a large influx of mnters into Alberta this year. :hc legislature was told. Ralph Sorenson wick Coronation) asked Allar Warrack, minister of lands and forests, whether the provincial government intends to control the number of Bighorn permits issued to non residents. Mr. Warrack said his de- partment issues a maxim u m number of non resident per- mits each season and if there are too many American appli- cants this year, a draw will be held. CANNOT SWIM Tortoises are a variety o! tur- tle which is quite helpless in water and would actually drown if left in deep water for any length of lime. DANCING CHEQUE Bank teller Beverley Knapp cancels a cheque for from Ihe O'Keefa Centre to tha Nalional Ballet written on the lutu of principle dancer Veronica Tonnant. The cheque is part of the record advance sales for the ballet's spring season. 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