First Nations fisheries success stories shared at forum – CBC

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Delegates at a conference in Membertou, Cape Breton, share fishing and aquaculture knowledge

May 17, 2017

Close to 300 Indigenous people have gathered in Cape Breton’s Membertou First Nation to learn about new fishery and aquaculture opportunities at the third annual National Indigenous Fisheries and Aquaculture Forum.

Government and business people from Canada, the United States and Mexico are making connections, sharing success stories, and learning how to grow and diversity fisheries and aquaculture opportunities in Indigenous communities.

Ted Walkus, the hereditary chief of Wuikinuxv Nation in Rivers Inlet, B.C., said the goal is to create economic opportunity by protecting fish stocks and the environment.

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