Sipekne’katik First Nation lobster harvesters sue feds, non-Indigenous fishers – APTN News

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Sipekne’katik First Nation lobster harvesters sue feds, non-Indigenous fishers – APTN News

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Mar 31, 2021

Mi’kmaw lobster harvesters in Nova Scotia have launched legal action against Canada’s attorney general, RCMP, the Department of Fisheries and Oceans (DFO), and 29 non-Indigenous fishers including the Bay of Fundy Inshore Fishermen’s Association (BFIFA).

The claim was filed in Halifax on March 26 by 43 Mi’kmaw harvesters who are all members of Sipekne’katik First Nation.

The claim says the “violent response” from non-Indigenous fishers during the opening of their moderate livelihood fishery on Sept. 17, 2020 prompted the action.

Read More: https://www.aptnnews.ca/national-news/sipeknekatik-first-nation-lobster-harvesters-sue-feds-non-indigenous-fishers/

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