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NS Government: Public Consultation on Aquaculture Regulations

August 9, 2022 Nova Scotians are invited to share their feedback on the Province’s aquaculture regulations during four weeks of public consultation. “Since December, we’ve met with community stakeholders, industry representatives and public sector partners to understand their perspectives and hear their thoughts on how we could improve our aquaculture regulations. And now, we want […]

by ahnationtalk on August 9, 20227 Views

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Assembly Responds to Senate’s “Peace on the Water” Report

July 20, 2022 Last week the Senate Standing Committee on Fisheries and Oceans issued their Peace on the Water report which is a welcomed perspective by the Assembly of Nova Scotia Mi’kmaw Chiefs (Assembly). Earlier this year, Chief Carol Potter of Bear River, Janice Maloney and Eric Zscheile, both representing the Kwilmu’kw Maw-klusuaqn Negotiation Office, […]

by ahnationtalk on July 20, 202215 Views

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Removing DFO from Indigenous fishery negotiations an ‘integral’ step forward, says chief – CBC

Senate committee recommends appointing Crown-Indigenous Relations to handle negotiations Jul 14, 2022 A new Senate committee report that recommends removing the federal Fisheries Department from all negotiations involving the Indigenous fishery could be “a pathway forward for the recognition and implementation” of treaty rights, says a Mi’kmaw chief in Nova Scotia. Chief Mike Sack of the Sipekne’katik […]

by ahnationtalk on July 14, 202273 Views

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Report On Indigenous Fisheries Calls For Less DFO Input – Huddle.Today

The report, called Peace on the Water, lists ten recommendations, including that government draft new legislation to allow the full implementation of rights-based fisheries. The committee says DFO has not been an effective negotiator and the new way forward should be shared decision making with Crown-Indigenous relations and Northern Affairs Canada. They say the “buyback” […]

by ahnationtalk on July 14, 202213 Views

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Senate Committee presents skewed findings in unbalanced report

July 13, 2022 HALIFAX, NS – The Unified Fisheries Conservation Alliance (UFCA) is voicing its grave dissatisfaction and frustration over a study released by the Standing Senate Committee on Fisheries and Oceans earlier this week on Indigenous rights-based fisheries, specifically those affirmed in the 1999 Marshall decisions. The report dismisses over twenty-two years of work […]

by ahnationtalk on July 13, 202226 Views

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Senate report on fisheries finds federal government failing First Nations rights-holders – APTN News

Jul 12, 2022 A new report by the Senate Committee on Fisheries and Oceans has found the federal fisheries department is not living up to its commitments to fully implement First Nations rights-based fisheries. Peace on the Water: Advancing the Full Implementation of Mi’kmaq, Wolastoqiyik and Peskotomuhkati Rights-Based Fisheries looks at the federal government’s response […]

by ahnationtalk on July 13, 202218 Views

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Ottawa issues reminder and warning about First Nations fishing rights – Global News

July 11, 2022 The federal Fisheries Department issued a reminder on Monday that First Nations have the right to fish for certain limited purposes outside federally regulated fishing seasons, adding that hefty fines await those who prevent them from exercising that right. Officials with the Fisheries Department made the comments during a technical briefing with […]

by ahnationtalk on July 12, 202223 Views

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The federal government is failing First Nation fishers, Senate committee finds

Halifax, July 12, 2022 – More than 23 years after a Supreme Court of Canada ruling affirmed the treaty fishing rights of certain First Nations, the federal government has failed to fully implement Indigenous rights-based fisheries, according to a new report by the Senate Committee on Fisheries and Oceans. Peace on the Water: Advancing the […]

by ahnationtalk on July 12, 2022144 Views

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Canada’s Ocean Supercluster Announces The $920k Blue Mentorship And Leadership Pathways Project

The project will recruit industry mentors and connect them with ocean technology entrepreneurs and focus on providing employment opportunities for emerging leaders from underrepresented groups into growing ocean companies Together with project partners, Canada’s Ocean Supercluster announced the Blue Mentorship and Leadership Pathways Project. The project will help create a system for professional advancement within […]

by ahnationtalk on July 8, 2022124 Views

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Abegweit First Nation’s fish hatchery celebrates releasing over a million fish to Island streams – CBC

Jun 30, 2022 Scotchfort facility has been releasing Indigenous fish species since 2012 The fish hatchery at Abegweit First Nation, P.E.I. is celebrating an important milestone: it has now released more than one million fish into Island streams. Since 2012, the facility on the reserve at Scotchfort has been raising Indigenous fish species like salmon […]

by ahnationtalk on June 30, 202229 Views

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