Implementation of First Nations Treaty Rights to Fish in Pursuit of a Moderate Livelihood Continues
Over the 12–18 months, Fisheries and Oceans Canada (DFO) has reached interim understandings with seven First Nations in Nova Scotia and Prince Edward Island, implementing their treaty right to fish for lobster in pursuit of a moderate livelihood during established commercial fishing seasons.
A landmark, five-year renewable Rights Reconciliation Agreement on Fisheries with the Listuguj Mi’gmaq community in Québec to advance reconciliation in the fisheries was also signed.
In addition, ...
N.B. Fishermen Take on Challenges of Herring Fishery
Billy Francis says when he was offered the chance to take part in another fishery, he couldn’t say no.
But he adds it’s a fishery he knew little about and admits he has a lot to learn and is willing to give it a try.
The 40-year-old has been fishing lobster for two decades, working his way up from deckhand to captain.
After the Esgenoopetij First Nation in Northeastern New Brunswick signed a fishing agreement with the Department of Fisheries and Oceans a year after the fallout of ...
NL Aquaculture Industry Association Partners with Conne River Miawpukek First Nation
The Newfoundland and Labrador Aquaculture Industry Association (NAIA) is partnering with the Conne River Miawpukek First Nation to ensure our oceans are free of marine debris.
Marine debris, also known as marine litter, is human-created waste that has deliberately or accidentally been released in a lake, sea, ocean or waterway. It is estimated that 6.4 million tonnes of garbage go into the world’s oceans every year. Up to 80 per cent of marine debris comes from the land.
Blowing and ...