N.S. First Nation, Ottawa nearing deal on lobster fishing rights – CBC

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N.S. First Nation, Ottawa nearing deal on lobster fishing rights – CBC

by ahnationtalk on November 30, 202029 Views

Sipekne’katik Chief Mike Sack says proposed memorandum of understanding a ‘big step’

More than two months after a Nova Scotia First Nation launched a lobster fishery that has reignited a longstanding debate about fishing rights and regulations, the band says Ottawa has proposed a draft agreement that stands to be “a historic recognition” of their treaty rights.

Sipekne’katik Chief Mike Sack said the band received a draft memorandum of understanding Friday night from the office of federal Fisheries Minister Bernadette Jordan.

The First Nation has declined to share the entire contents of the memorandum, but Sack said the most important piece, for him, is that the document supports his community to harvest and sell its catch.

Read More: https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/nova-scotia/sipekne-katik-mi-kmaw-moderate-livelihood-lobster-fishery-memorandum-of-understanding-1.5821140

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