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New DFO rules to put moderate livelihood fishery within commercial season – TheChronicleHerald.ca

by ahnationtalk on March 3, 2021165 Views

On Thursday, federal Fisheries Minister Bernadette Jordan will announce that any future moderate livelihood fishery has to take place within the existing commercial season.

As well, the fishery will be conducted under licences issued by her department.

A voluntary licence buyout of commercial fishing licences will be used to create room for the new moderate livelihood licences.

First Nations and commercial fishermen’s associations received letters on Tuesday night to inform them of the coming announcement of a regulatory framework for the moderate livelihood fishery.

The move to create a regulatory framework would be a departure from 21 years of ad hoc agreements by successive governments since the Supreme Court of Canada’s 1999 Marshall Decision acknowledged the right to Mi’kmaq and Maliseet to make a moderate livelihood from the fishery.

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