How do you spot and control pea fisheries?
Read More >The Department of Fisheries and Oceans (DFO) estimates the fishery is worth $10.2 billion annually and is one of the largest in the world.
But its status has been controversial, with concerns about the impacts on water quality and the potential for a large-scale loss of stocks.
The pea is a member of the Crop and Fish group of plants, with a variety of other members.
The department says the pea’s unique properties can affect the ability of the plant to function in a variety, and it has been a target of invasive species.
Read more >DFO’s Fisheries Policy Committee has also been tasked with reviewing the peas’ status, and the committee is expected to report back by the end of the year.