2. The Minister of Marine and Fisheries informed the provincial premier by correspondence that if the divided jurisdiction were removed by placing the administrative control in the hands of his department, such measures as were deemed necessary by it for cleaning up public beds and building up an industry in private oyster culture would be taken. The proposal has not yet been accepted by the provincial government.
3. Answered by No. 2.
4. The Premiers of Nova Scotia and New Brunswick have indicated their willingness to place the administration of the suitable areas in their respective provinces in the hands of the Department of Marine and' Fisheries provided mutually satisfactory arrangements for the development of the industry are concluded.
Subtopic: OYSTER AREAS