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DFO minister violating spirit and intent of LILCA by ignoring concerns over shrimp quotas

May 13, 2022 The Nunatsiavut Government is taking the position that the recent decision of Fisheries Minister Joyce Murray to deny an increase in shrimp quotas in waters directly adjacent to the Labrador Inuit Settlement Area violates the spirit and intent of the Labrador Inuit Land Clams Agreement (LILCA). “We have a Constitutionally-protected right to […]

by ahnationtalk on May 13, 202233 Views

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DFO ‘showed some leadership’ on P.E.I. Indigenous fishery solution, says chief – CBC

May 13, 2022 Understanding between DFO and Lennox Island a compromise, says Darlene Bernard Lennox Island Chief Darlene Bernard is not entirely happy with an agreement reached with the Department of Fisheries and Oceans on the Indigenous lobster fishery off P.E.I., but she is optimistic the groundwork has been laid for a good relationship into […]

by ahnationtalk on May 13, 202226 Views

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New DNA insights can help transform Arctic marine biodiversity and fisheries management

Nunavut Fisheries Association and eDNAtec form research alliance: Integrating Indigenous Knowledge with eDNA Newfoundland & Labrador – May 10, 2022 – There are significant knowledge gaps relating to Canada’s biodiversity in the north, including Inuit Nunangat. Traditional environmental programs have been limited due to remote, harsh arctic conditions. The Nunavut Fisheries Association (NFA) and environmental genomics specialists, […]

by ahnationtalk on May 10, 2022109 Views

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Commercial elver fisher accuses Indigenous groups of poaching – CBC

May 09, 2022 Court documents seek injunction against Indigenous fishers A legal battle is brewing in southwestern New Brunswick between a licensed commercial eel fisher and some First Nations fishers. Mary Ann Holland, who has been fishing elvers since 1988, is accusing several Indigenous groups and individuals of poaching elvers in waterways where she has […]

by ahnationtalk on May 9, 202231 Views

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Why Lennox Island First Nation launching a treaty fishery without federal approval is significant – CBC

May 06, 2022 The story of the moderate livelihood fishery goes back centuries Prince Edward Island’s Lennox Island First Nation is set to launch its first moderate livelihood fishery — or treaty fishery — on Saturday. The fishery is not authorized by the Department of Fisheries and Oceans, after negotiations to reach an agreement were […]

by ahnationtalk on May 6, 202233 Views

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Pictou Landing First Nation Livelihood Fishery Set to Begin

April 29, 2022 Mi’kmaw Harvesters from Pictou Landing First Nation will be taking to the waters under their community’s Netukulimk Livelihood Fisheries Plan, to fish for a moderate livelihood on April 30, 2022. Like many Mi’kmaw communities, Pictou Landing has been working with their community members to develop a Netukulimk Livelihood Fisheries Plan, that outlines […]

by ahnationtalk on May 2, 202234 Views

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Renewal of interim understanding reached that will see Potlotek First Nation members fishing in pursuit of a moderate livelihood

From: Fisheries and Oceans Canada April 29, 2022 Dartmouth, Nova Scotia – Building on last year’s successful moderate livelihood fishery, Fisheries and Oceans Canada (DFO) has reached a second interim understanding with Potlotek First Nation that will see their members fishing jakej (lobster) in pursuit of a moderate livelihood and selling their catch under Potlotek’s Netukulimk […]

by ahnationtalk on May 2, 2022106 Views

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Pictou Landing First Nation to pursue spring moderate livelihood lobster fishery

From: Fisheries and Oceans Canada April 29, 2022 Moncton, New Brunswick – The Government of Canada is committed to advancing reconciliation. Fisheries and Oceans Canada (DFO) is actively working with First Nations across the Maritime provinces and the Gaspé region of Québec to further implement their Treaty right to fish in pursuit of a moderate livelihood […]

by ahnationtalk on May 2, 202240 Views

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Potlotek’s Livelihood Harvesters to Mark Third Season

April 29, 2022 Potlotek’s Netukulimk Livelihood fishers will take to the waters once again on Saturday April 30, 2022, for their third season, fishing under their communities Netukulimk Fishery Plan. Potlotek was one of the first Nova Scotia Mi’kmaw communities to launch their community based Netukulimk Livelihood Fisheries in the Fall of 2020, leading the […]

by ahnationtalk on April 29, 202252 Views

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P.E.I.’s Lennox Island First Nation to launch treaty lobster fishery without DFO deal – CBC

Apr 28, 2022 DFO says fisheries without its authorization may be subject to enforcement The Lennox Island First Nation says it will be launching a treaty lobster fishery off P.E.I.’s North Shore next week with or without the federal government’s support. The First Nation has a clear treaty right to harvest lobster for a moderate […]

by ahnationtalk on April 29, 202236 Views

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