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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - May 12, 1970, Lethbridge, Alberta Herring Catch Tonnage Limit To Be Imposed ST. JOHN'S, Nfld. (CP) The federal government plans to limit Canada's East Coasl herring catch by freezing the total tonnage of all vessels en- Defends Driver System EDMONTON (CP) High- ways Minister Gordon Taylor says he disagrees with claims that the new driver demerit sys- tem violates the basic rights of an individual. He was replying to a state- ment by Calgary laiyyer Wil- liam Wuttunee who said recent- ly that the system violates the basic right of an individual to defend himself because there is no hearing when the driver reaches 15 demerit points. Mr. Wuttunee said after a driver collects 15 points, a hear- ing should be held then a deci- sion made on whether the li- cence should be suspended. Mr1, Taylor jaid in an inter- view here' that a hearing would "undermine the whole demerit system." "The Alberta law is based on the same treatment to all and if some are to be suspended reaching 15 and others are not to be suspended, it would be better to go back to the individual review system and do away with the demerit altogether." He said a demerit point could not be placed on a driver's file "unless that driver is convict- ed by due process of law, and a driver has the right to defend himself in court before he is convicted and points assessed." gaged in the industry, Fisheries Minister Jack Davis said Mon- day. Mr. Davis told the annual meeting of the Fisheries Council of Canada: "We are going to put a freeze on Uie total tonnage in our East Coast herring fleet. "We are also going to main- tain this freeze until we are sure that we have enough her- ring in sight to took after our fu- ture needs." Mr. Davis said more than tons of herring were taken in 1969, a four-fold in- crease in 10 years. "We don't know how long this great fishing bonanza can go on." NOTICED TOO LATE Effects of overfishing were seldom noticed until it was too late. The first symptom was a drop in the average size and age of fish caught. "Parent stocks may have been cut to the point where enough young herring aren't coming along to ensure their survival." Mr. Davis said the fishery would gradually take on the characteristics of a large-scale military operation as new tech- nology was developed. "The resource itself is bound to be in trouble. Faced with these odds it could be destroyed in the 1970s." Tonnage of herring catchers would be frozen by a "licence limitation scheme. "The freeze will be on ton- nage, not on numbers of ships." ALLOW REPLACEMENTS Fleet replacements could be made but essentially on a toft- for-ton carrying capacity basis. Also, because of Ottawa's con- cern about herring in the Bay of Nova Scotia and can be traded, one way, out of ine area but not back into it again." Other countries fishing for hen-ing in the area would asked to limit their catches Mr. Davis suggested Canaproach of receptions, parties sod broad advertising." Air Canada's Britain. Come over with Air Canada. And do it this summer. Our fares have never been lower. Use our "Fly Now- Pay Later" plan if you wish. Choose any of pur special tours. However you go. Air Canada can make the going easier. So come to foggy London town. And after the pomp and pageantry of guard- 'changing, Buckingham Palace and Tea at .seeswinging Soho. Play.darts and drink in the pubs. And come up to the highlands for Scottish smoked salmon and roast beef (Air Canada flies to Glasgow, Take Olde England as your own. Take beautiful Britain asyourgateway-toall Europe. And take it with us. Air Canada. See your travel agent or call Air Canada at 327-3000 3 times a week this simmer, including 1 non-stop.______ LETHBRIDGE London For ss little as day Economy Exclu- sion return fare. (Valid during applicable Subject to Government approval. AIR CANADA We're going places! ;