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Canada considers quota cut on commercial baby eel fishery to increase Mi’kmaw access – CBC

by ahnationtalk on March 7, 2022124 Views

Mar 07, 2022

DFO cancelled negotiations to buy out commercial licence holders

The federal government is considering cutting the commercial elver quota by 14 per cent this year to increase Mi’kmaw access to the lucrative Maritime fishery for baby eels.

Ottawa has cancelled negotiations to buy out commercial licence holders. The bargaining was an attempt to make room for Indigenous participation without increasing fishing effort.

The Department of Fisheries and Oceans notified the industry of its intentions late last month.

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