There has been a lot of feedback in the last couple of weeks over the $5,000 lobster fishermen assistance program, officially known as the Short Term Transitional Measures.  It seems that the Department of Fisheries and Oceans (DFO) has been turning down a number of fishermen that should be eligible, stating that they have not experienced a decline of 25% over last year.

If you feel that you have been incorrectly denied, by all means send in an appeal. ┬áIn some areas it appears that DFO may be using some inaccurate pricing statistics, which skewers the calculations. ┬áIn your appeal you will be given the chance to provide them with your correct pricing and weights. ┬áIn your denial letter you will find DFO’s contact information.

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