Government moves slowly, except when it moves lightning fast – Halifax Examiner

by ahnationtalk on October 4, 201960 Views

1. Twenty years after the Marshall decision, DFO still has no agreement with First Nations communities over fishing management

It’s been twenty years since the Marshall decision (in which the Supreme Court of Canada found that Donald Marshall Jr. had a treaty right to fish for eels out of season) and the Department of Fisheries and Oceans has yet to form an agreement with Mi’kmaq communities about how to manage their fisheries that works in harmony with commercial fisheries management.

Meanwhile, there’s “escalating tensions” between commercial and Indigenous fishermen, as CBC News reports.

A group of Indigenous fishermen hauled traps brimming with lobster from waters off Digby, N.S., on Thursday to make a statement about their treaty rights amid escalating tensions with commercial fishermen.

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