‘We’re going to establish our own fishery’: Sipekne’katik First Nation rejects DFO moderate livelihood plan – APTN News

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‘We’re going to establish our own fishery’: Sipekne’katik First Nation rejects DFO moderate livelihood plan – APTN News

by ahnationtalk on March 4, 202143 Views

The Sipekne’katik First Nation is rejecting an edict from the Department of Fisheries and Oceans (DFO) to continue to operate under federal rules.

“We’re going to establish our own fishery and our seasons outside of theirs,” Chief Mike Sack said Wednesday.

“We’ll push our own season and determine what those months are going to be.”

Sack was responding to a letter from Fisheries Minister Bernadette Jordan that said any moderate livelihood fishery must operate under the rules and regulations of DFO’s commercial fishery.

Jordan’s letter, dated March 3, said: “As we approach the 2021 fishing season on the East Coast, I am focused on solutions that protect Indigenous rights, and all those who work in our fisheries in order to provide everyone an opportunity to thrive.

Read More: https://www.aptnnews.ca/national-news/were-going-to-establish-our-own-fishery-sipeknekatik-first-nation-rejects-dfo-moderate-livelihood-plan/

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