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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, 2022267 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, 2022231 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, 2022134 Views

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Canada increasing vessel length limit for the less than 40’ Inshore Sub-Fleets in Newfoundland and Labrador

From: Fisheries and Oceans Canada News release June 27, 2022 Ottawa, Canada – Canada’s East Coast inshore fisheries are the backbone of coastal communities, driving rural, local, regional and national economies. Fisheries and Oceans Canada is committed to supporting these harvesters who work hard to provide prosperity for their communities. Today, Newfoundland and Labrador Member of […]

by ahnationtalk on June 28, 2022115 Views

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Management decision for Newfoundland and Labrador’s Northern cod Stewardship Fishery

From: Fisheries and Oceans Canada News release St. John’s, Newfoundland and Labrador – Cod is culturally and economically important to the people in Newfoundland and Labrador. Fisheries and Oceans Canada understands the heavy responsibility of fishery decisions, and the very real impact they have on the livelihoods of Canadians. When making decisions we consider the best […]

by ahnationtalk on June 27, 2022102 Views

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Nunatsiavut Government: Domestic Fishing Licenses

June 7, 2022 Domestic fishing licences for the 2022 season in area 12-E and the Labrador Inuit Settlement Area will be available at Nunatsiavut Government offices in Upper Lake Melville and Nunatsiavut on June 15. Existing licences expire on the same date. Beneficiaries who set gillnets for domestic use in tidal waters of 12-E and […]

by ahnationtalk on June 8, 2022116 Views

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Government of Canada and Province of Nova Scotia help support the redevelopment of the oyster industry in Bras d’Or Lake

From: Fisheries and Oceans Canada May 27, 2022 Canada’s fisheries are the backbone of many coastal communities and a driving force of the economy. The seafood sector is a rapidly shifting environment – competition is intensifying, consumers are looking for sustainability and quality. That is why the Government of Canada and the Province of Nova […]

by ahnationtalk on May 27, 2022244 Views

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We’koqma’q First Nation Reaches Agreement With DFO On Moderate Livelihood Fishing – Huddle.Today

DFO has reached an understanding with We’koqma’q First Nation so their members can fish and sell their lobster catches. It comes after amendments to the Netukulimk Livelihood Fisheries Plan supported by a DFO-issued authorization. The Potlotek First Nation agreed to follow the plan after amendments last month. The amended plan has harvesters fish during the […]

by ahnationtalk on May 25, 2022113 Views

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We’koqma’q First Nation to Begin Livelihood Fishery

Mi’kmaw Harvesters from We’koqma’q First Nation have worked together to build a Netukulimk Livelihood Fisheries Plan for their community and will be joining other communities on the waters to fish for a moderate livelihood. Like many Mi’kmaw communities, the community developed Netukulimk Livelihood Fisheries Plans outlines and provides community authority and management for their Constitutionally […]

by ahnationtalk on May 24, 2022118 Views

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Moderate livelihood fishery launched by First Nation in Cape Breton – Global News

May 24, 2022 A Nova Scotia First Nation has launched a moderate livelihood lobster fishery in Cape Breton with approval from the federal Department of Fisheries and Oceans. The department issued a statement Friday saying it came to an understanding with the We’koqma’q First Nation that authorizes fishers in the community to harvest and sell […]

by ahnationtalk on May 24, 2022121 Views

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