N.L. aboriginal leaders push feds for more fishery guardians – CBC

N.L. aboriginal leaders push feds for more fishery guardians – CBC

by ahnationtalk on January 20, 2016223 Views

Five aboriginal leaders from N.L. met with Federal Fisheries Minister Hunter Tootoo last week

For the first time, the chief of the Qalipu Mi’kmaq band, along with four other aboriginal leaders from Newfoundland and Labrador, met with the federal government to discuss the need for more Aboriginal Fishery Guardians.

Guardians work to help fisheries officers enforce aboriginal fishing agreements.

“If there’s no presence, people will end up illegal fishing and poaching,” band chief Brendan Mitchell told CBC Radio’s Central Morning.

Read More: http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/newfoundland-labrador/aboriginal-fishery-guardians-tootoo-mitchell-qalipu-1.3410205

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