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Membertou Chief Calls Lobster License Purchase ‘Historic Investment’ – Huddle Today

by ahnationtalk on September 9, 202029 Views

Sep 9, 2020

CAPE BRETON — The Membertou First Nation has taken a “historic” step into Nova Scotia’s lobster industry with the purchase of two offshore lobster fishing licenses from Clearwater Seafoods Inc.

The Mi’kmaq First National will buy two of Clearwater’s eight licenses, for a total of $25-million.

Membertou Chief Terry Paul told Huddle the sale “is a big, big deal” for Membertou specifically, and Mi’kmaq fishers across the province.

“Here in Membertou, we’re very, very excited after making this historic investment. It significantly increases our presence and participation in the Atlantic Canadian offshore commercial fishery,” Paul said.

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