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First Nation in N.S. vows to keep fishing despite arrest for ‘unauthorized fishery’ – Halifax News

Chief Mike Sack said members of the Sipekne’katik First Nation will fish until the end of the year as planned SAULNIERVILLE, N.S. — The chief of a First Nation in Nova Scotia says his band will continue fishing for lobster outside the federally regulated season, days after he was arrested by Fisheries Department officers. Chief […]

by ahnationtalk on August 20, 2021158 Views

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Officers seize 70 traps in N.S. after First Nation expands self-regulated fishery – CTV News

August 19, 2021 SAULNIERVILLE, N.S. — The federal Fisheries Department says its officers have seized 70 lobster traps in an area of southwestern Nova Scotia where fishers from the Sipekne’katik First Nation have been operating a self-regulated fishery. The news comes after Sipekne’katik Chief Mike Sack was arrested and questioned Monday by fisheries officers after […]

by ahnationtalk on August 19, 2021214 Views

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Chief Mike Sack – A Plea to Canadians Following Arrest – NetNewsLedger

August 17, 2021 Today marks a new milestone in a long history of broken trust between Indigenous people and the Government of Canada. A government that pledged its commitment to truth and reconciliation has failed again to live up to its promise. On a day when we were to focus on our Treaty fishery my […]

by ahnationtalk on August 17, 2021172 Views

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Sipekne’katik Chief Mike Sack arrested, traps seized as treaty fishery begins its season in N.S. – CBC

New Mi’kmaw fishery is not regulated by the federal Department of Fisheries and Oceans The chief of Sipekne’katik First Nation has been arrested by federal fisheries officers on the day the band’s treaty fishery launched its season in southwest Nova Scotia. The Department of Fisheries and Oceans (DFO) and Coast Guard crews also removed the band’s […]

by ahnationtalk on August 17, 2021140 Views

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Sipekne’katik First Nation to launch self-regulated ‘treaty’ fishery in St. Marys Bay – CTV News

August 16, 2021 SAULNIERVILLE, N.S. — Sipekne’katik First Nation is expanding its self-regulated lobster fishery in St. Marys Bay, despite concerns from the federal government. Chief Mike Sack made the announcement Monday at the Saulnierville Wharf in southwestern Nova Scotia. He said he expected Fisheries Department officers to pull some of his band’s traps out […]

by ahnationtalk on August 16, 2021161 Views

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Atlantic Fisheries Fund Investing $11.2 Million in Newfoundland and Labrador’s Fishing Industry

August 12, 2021 The Governments of Newfoundland and Labrador and Canada today announced strategic investments through the Atlantic Fisheries Fund. A total contribution of $11.2 million is being invested in 36 projects which focus on equipment modernization, and improving productivity and sustainability. The $400 million Atlantic Fisheries Fund, jointly funded by the federal and provincial governments […]

by ahnationtalk on August 12, 2021184 Views

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Incremental Treaty Agreements reached between Government of Canada and Innu Nation of Labrador

From: Fisheries and Oceans Canada August 12, 2021 Ottawa, Ontario – The Government of Canada is committed to a renewed relationship with Indigenous Peoples based on the recognition of rights, respect, cooperation and partnership. Building on this commitment, Etienne Rich, Grand Chief of the Innu Nation of Labrador, and the Minister of Fisheries, Oceans and the […]

by ahnationtalk on August 12, 2021209 Views

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Government of Canada and Province of New Brunswick fund 26 projects in the fish and seafood processing sector

From: Fisheries and Oceans Canada July 21, 2021 Moncton, New Brunswick – Today, the Honourable Dominic LeBlanc, Minister of Intergovernmental Affairs and President of the Queen’s Privy Council, announced a joint federal-provincial investment of $4.2 million through the Atlantic Fisheries Fund. This funding will go to 26 projects across Southeast New Brunswick that focus on innovative […]

by ahnationtalk on July 21, 2021198 Views

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Canadian Fish and Seafood Fund Investing $8.5 Million to Support Initiatives Across Canada

July 19, 2021 The Governments of Newfoundland and Labrador, British Columbia, Saskatchewan, Ontario, New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island, the Northwest Territories, the Yukon, with the Government of Canada, today announced strategic investments through the Canadian Fish and Seafood Opportunities Fund (CFSOF) to help expand markets, build on strong international brand and grow trade […]

by ahnationtalk on July 19, 2021136 Views

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Government of Canada and Province of Nova Scotia invest more than $10.3 million in the fish and seafood sector

July 16, 2021 Dartmouth, Nova Scotia – Canada’s fisheries are the backbone of many coastal communities and a driving force in our national economy. At the same time, the seafood sector is a rapidly shifting environment – competition is intensifying and consumers are looking for sustainability and quality. That is why the Government of Canada […]

by ahnationtalk on July 16, 2021195 Views

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