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Indigenous people don’t want to be excluded from snow crab fishery, national chief says – CBC

by ahnationtalk on July 22, 201965 Views

Assembly of First Nations annual gathering takes place in Fredericton this week

Jul 22, 2019

Canada needs to respect First Nations jurisdiction when it comes to the snow crab fishery, says Perry Bellegarde, national chief of the Assembly of First Nations.

Last week about 25 Members of Natoaganeg First Nation, also known as Eel Ground First Nation, gathered outside the Department of Fisheries and Oceans to protest the band’s lack of access to the lucrative fishery.

“First Nations are not going to exploit the resource to where there’s nothing,” Bellegarde said Monday in Fredericton.

Read More: https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/new-brunswick/perry-bellegarde-assembly-of-first-nations-fredericton-1.5219923

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