Nova Scotia Mi’kmaq on verge of milestone fisheries agreement – CBC

by ahnationtalk on February 28, 202055 Views

‘We’re hoping for something, in the interim anyway, as soon as the spring,’ says Chief Terry Paul

Feb 28, 2020

Nova Scotia Mi’kmaq are poised to sign an agreement that finally defines how a “moderate living fishery” will operate in the province.

Membertou Chief Terry Paul, who heads the fisheries portfolio of Assembly of Nova Scotia Mi’kmaq Chiefs, says a deal is close.

“We’re hoping for something, in the interim anyway, as soon as the spring,” Paul said during a break at an aquaculture conference in Halifax.

In an interview, Paul outlined an ambitious agenda that also includes support for finfish aquaculture and getting into the Gulf of St Lawrence redfish fishery when it reopens to large sale commercial harvesting.

Read More: https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/nova-scotia/nova-scotia-mi-kmaq-say-ahoy-to-moderate-living-fishery-1.5479105

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