Fishermen block N.S. wharf, say Indigenous lobster harvest being illegally sold – CBC

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Fishermen block N.S. wharf, say Indigenous lobster harvest being illegally sold – CBC

by ahnationtalk on September 15, 202023 Views

Mi’kmaw communal food, social and ceremonial harvest underway in St. Marys Bay

Sep 15, 2020

Hundreds of commercial fishermen briefly blocked access to a wharf Tuesday morning in southwestern Nova Scotia being used by First Nations fishermen harvesting lobster.

They stacked a wall of lobster pots at the entrance to the Saulnierville wharf shortly after 5 a.m., then decamped to continue their protest at a wharf in Weymouth.

Both Weymouth and Saulnierville are ports being used by Nova Scotia First Nations harvesting lobster this summer in St. Marys Bay. Indigenous fishermen were not present at Saulnierville during the protest.

“This is a pretty benign protest,” said organizer Bernie Berry of the Coldwater Lobster Association. “We just want DFO to do what they have been doing, enforce some of the rules. There should be the same rules for everyone.”

Read More: https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/nova-scotia/nova-scotia-saulnierville-wharf-blockade-mi-kmaq-lobster-harvest-1.5724339

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