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

UFCA granted intervenor status in Sipekne’katik First Nations case against Attorney General of Canada

by ahnationtalk on December 13, 2021163 Views

HALIFAX, NS –The Unified Fisheries Conservation Alliance (UFCA) has obtained intervenor status in the most recent Notice of Application brought forth by Chief Michael Sack and members of Sipekne’katik First Nation against the Attorney General of Canada challenging the regulation and enforcement of Indigenous fishing activities.

This is the fourth court case in which the UFCA has sought intervenor status this year. Earlier this fall, the UFCA was granted intervenor status into the Potlotek First Nations cases against the Province of Nova Scotia and the Attorney General of Canada. This recent intervenor status will permit the UFCA to challenge the assertions made by Chief Mike Sack and members of Sipekne’katik at the Supreme Court level that will ultimately decide the fate of the fishery.

“The UFCA is ensuring that the voice of the fishing community is heard in various court cases that are challenging the federal government’s authority over all other fisheries,” says Colin Sproul, President of UFCA. “Our goal, first and foremost, is to work constructively with the government and First Nations communities to ensure the conservation and sustainability of the fishing industry for generations to come.”

About the United Fisheries Conservation Alliance

The Unified Fisheries Conservation Alliance (UFCA) represents thousands of independent, multi-species commercial fishermen and women, fishery associations and associated businesses from across Atlantic Canada. The UFCA was formed to bring together many participants in the Atlantic fishery to speak with one balanced, coordinated and moderate voice.

For more information, visit


Media Contact:

Colin Sproul, President

Unified Fisheries Conservation Alliance


Send To Friend Email Print Story

Comments are closed.

NationTalk Partners & Sponsors Learn More