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January 31, 2014
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Libraries to assist with registrations for local shellfishers

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Staff at local public libraries are offering assistance to shellfishers who may not have access to a computer at home, or have had little experience filling out online applications, says Minister of Tourism and Culture Robert Henderson.

“A recent change at the federal level means local shellfishers have to go online to renew their fishing license,” said Minister Henderson. “That can be quite a challenge for people who don’t own a computer or have had little experience using one. Given that, we’ve made staff available at our public libraries to assist shellfishers who have to apply online. Staff will guide applicants to the proper web page and assist them in filling out the correct form. I think it’s a great community outreach program, and one that will undoubtedly bring new users into our public libraries.”

All 26 public libraries in the province are prepared to assist anyone who requires help with the online application process. A similar service is also offered at the province’s five rural action centres.

“We think this is a great partnership and an easy way for some of our membership to familiarize themselves with computers, the internet and the services offered at our local public libraries,” said Brenda Campbell, President of the Prince Edward Island Shellfish Association. “We thank the Public Library Service and Minister Henderson for reaching out to help our members with this new application process.”

Shellfishers who would like assistance can visit their local public library or rural action centre.

Media Contact: Andrew Sprague
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