P.E.I.’s Lennox Island First Nation to launch treaty lobster fishery without DFO deal – CBC

    You can use your smart phone to browse stories in the comfort of your hand. Simply browse this site on your smart phone.

    Using an RSS Reader you can access most recent stories and other feeds posted on this network.

    SNetwork Recent Stories

P.E.I.’s Lennox Island First Nation to launch treaty lobster fishery without DFO deal – CBC

by ahnationtalk on April 29, 202246 Views

Apr 28, 2022

DFO says fisheries without its authorization may be subject to enforcement

The Lennox Island First Nation says it will be launching a treaty lobster fishery off P.E.I.’s North Shore next week with or without the federal government’s support.

The First Nation has a clear treaty right to harvest lobster for a moderate livelihood without the federal government’s approval — a right affirmed by the Supreme Court of Canada in the 1999 Marshall ruling.

But in a rare clarification from Canada’s highest court that same year, it was determined the federal government could in fact still regulate the Mi’kmaw fishers if there were concerns about conservation, providing there was consultation with the First Nations groups and the government could justify its concerns.

Read More: https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/prince-edward-island/pei-lennox-island-treaty-lobster-fishery-1.6434173

Send To Friend Email Print Story

Comments are closed.

NationTalk Partners & Sponsors Learn More