United We Fish – Halifax Examiner

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United We Fish – Halifax Examiner

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by ahnationtalk on November 23, 202040 Views

How the DFO implementation of the Marshall decision dealt a blow to both Indigenous self-governance and community-based fishing.

It’s been two months since Sipekne’katik First Nation launched its own self-regulated lobster fishery off the Saulnierville wharf in Southwest Nova Scotia — 21 years after the Supreme Court of Canada ruled in the Marshall decision, affirming the 1760-61 Treaty Rights of the Mi’kmaq to fish for a “moderate livelihood.”

As reported in Part 1 of the Examiner’s Lobster Fishery at a Crossroad three-part series, the underlying tensions between inshore fishers have been brewing for years and led to a recent spate of violence and ugly confrontations on the shores of St. Mary’s Bay:

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