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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, 2021263 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, 2021155 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, 2021211 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, 2021170 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, 2021180 Views

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Statement – Minister Jordan issues statement on a new path for First Nations to fish in pursuit of a moderate livelihood

From: Fisheries and Oceans Canada March 3, 2021 Ottawa, Ontario “As we approach the 2021 fishing season on the East Coast, I am focused on solutions that protect Indigenous rights, and all those who work in our fisheries in order to provide everyone an opportunity to thrive. We have never stopped working with First Nations […]

by ahnationtalk on March 3, 2021193 Views

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New DFO rules to put moderate livelihood fishery within commercial season – TheChronicleHerald.ca

On Thursday, federal Fisheries Minister Bernadette Jordan will announce that any future moderate livelihood fishery has to take place within the existing commercial season. As well, the fishery will be conducted under licences issued by her department. A voluntary licence buyout of commercial fishing licences will be used to create room for the new moderate […]

by ahnationtalk on March 3, 2021156 Views

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Government of Canada and Province of Nova Scotia invest more than $44 million in the fish and seafood sector

From: Fisheries and Oceans Canada February 4, 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 […]

by ahnationtalk on February 4, 2021212 Views

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GNB: New Local Food and Beverages Strategy to benefit the agriculture, agri-food and seafood sectors

18 January 2021 FREDERICTON (GNB) – The Department of Agriculture, Aquaculture and Fisheries has released a new Local Food and Beverages Strategy 2021-2025. The four-year action plan aims to benefit the agriculture, agri-food and seafood sectors across the province and has three core pillars: Grow NB, Buy NB and Feed NB. Performance measures are in […]

by ahnationtalk on January 18, 2021209 Views

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