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Atlantic provinces continue collaboration to encourage growth in aquaculture industry

16 June 2021 FREDERICTON (GNB) – A new memorandum of understanding has been signed by the ministers responsible for aquaculture in the Atlantic provinces to continue collaborating on the responsible development and growth of the sector. This extends a previous memorandum signed in 2008. “New Brunswick is proud to continue its collaborative relationship with our […]

by ahnationtalk on June 16, 202158 Views

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Statement: Minister Jordan issues statement on cooperative path forward with Potlotek First Nation

From: Fisheries and Oceans Canada “I am pleased to announce today that we have reached an understanding that will see Potlotek First Nation fishing for a moderate livelihood and selling their catch starting Saturday, June 5, 2021. Potlotek’s Netukulimk Livelihood Fisheries Plan, which was developed by the community with support from the Assembly of Nova […]

by ahnationtalk on June 4, 202133 Views

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Potlotek and DFO Find a Cooperative Way Forward

June 4, 2021 Since the launch of the Mi’kmaw Treaty Rights-based fishery last fall, many Mi’kmaw harvesters have had First Nation authorized gear and equipment seized.  Tomorrow, that will change for the harvesters from Potlotek First Nation.  Potlotek’s authorized harvesters, fishing under their community’s Netukulimk Livelihood Fisheries Plan, will return to the waters to fish […]

by ahnationtalk on June 4, 202124 Views

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2021 Newfoundland and Labrador Fisheries Decisions

From: Fisheries and Oceans Canada May 28, 2021 St. John’s, NL – The Government of Canada is committed to responsibly managing stocks in Newfoundland and Labrador to ensure the sustainability of fish species today and for generations to come. This work requires close collaboration with harvesters, the Fish Food and Allied Workers (FFAW) union, Indigenous […]

by ahnationtalk on May 28, 202150 Views

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Government Reports puts spotlight on the need for formal direct dialogue between Indigenous leaders, commercial fishing organizations and the federal government

With different interpretations of the Marshall decision and the release of the Surette and FOPO Reports, Coalition calls for a pause and reboot and the appointment of independent facilitators for direct talks between Indigenous leaders, commercial fisherman’s organizations and the Government of Canada on conservation and the management of our shared fisheries resources. SHEDIAC, NB, […]

by ahnationtalk on May 19, 202125 Views

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37 Mi’kmaw Traps Seized Today in Livelihood Fishery

April 30, 2021 As Potlotek community authorized livelihood harvesters took to the waters today for opening day of the Spring 2021 season, a Potlotek Netukulimk Fishery Harvester had 37 lobster traps seized by the Department of Fisheries and Oceans Conservation and Protection Officers in St. Peter’s Bay, LFA 29. “We understand from Chief Wilbert Marshall […]

by ahnationtalk on April 30, 2021146 Views

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First Nation Stakes Claim To NS Elvers – GamingPost.ca

April 08 2021 First Nation treaty rights are again under the spotlight following a recent Nova Scotia incident involving federal fishing authorities and Sipekne’katik fishermen’s right to fish for a modern livelihood. Officers a little over a week ago confronted several fishermen as they were dipping for baby eels – a highly regulated natural commodity […]

by ahnationtalk on April 8, 202152 Views

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2021 Newfoundland and Labrador Snow crab quotas increase by 29 per cent

From: Fisheries and Oceans Canada March 29, 2021 St. John’s, NL – The Government of Canada is committed to responsibly managing Snow crab fisheries in Newfoundland and Labrador to ensure the sustainability of the stock for today and generations to come. This work requires close collaboration with harvesters, the Fish Food and Allied Workers (FFAW) […]

by ahnationtalk on March 29, 2021106 Views

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Building on aquaculture success

From: Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency Upgrades to Nova Scotia fish farm will increase production, create jobs in Indigenous community March 18, 2021 · Whycocomagh, Nova Scotia · Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency (ACOA) A strong, sustainable ocean sector is vital to Atlantic Canada’s economy and coastal communities. With federal support, WFN Fish Farm Limited Partnership (WFN) […]

by ahnationtalk on March 18, 202183 Views

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Fisheries minister: Indigenous fishers to operate within established season – Global News

Federal Fisheries, Oceans, and the Canadian Coast Guard Minister Bernadette Jordan is now weighing in on Nova Scotia’s Indigenous fishing dispute, siding with commercial fishers on when and how Indigenous harvesters are allowed to fish. Ross Lord explains why there are doubts this will ease tensions, and how the Indigenous community is responding. Read More: […]

by ahnationtalk on March 5, 202173 Views

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