DFO Revokes Surf Clam Decision, Will Be Reissuing New Expression of Interest
The Department of Fisheries and Oceans (DFO) today announced it has cancelled the Arctic surf clam licence it had awarded to the Five Nations Clam Company in February of this year.
DFO said in a press release that the reasons for the licence cancellation have been shared with the proponent and a new Arctic Surf Clam licence will not be issued in 2018.
“In order to move forward on implementing enhanced access and promoting reconciliation, we will be launching a new Expression of Interest ...
Legal Action and Controversy Follow Awarding of Arctic Surf Clam License
When Fisheries Minister Dominic LeBlanc announced his intention last fall to introduce a fourth license for Arctic surf clams, representing 25 per cent of the total allowable catch (TAC), speculation and controversy quickly followed.
And that controversy came to a head Feb. 21 when LeBlanc announced, to the surprise of many industry stakeholders, that the new license for Arctic surf clams would be going to the newly created Five Nations Clam Company.
The minister said the Five Nations ...