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Food, Social and Ceremonial Lobster Fishery for the Listuguj Mi’gmaq Community

by NationTalk on September 17, 2009404 Views

September 17, 2009

QUEBEC CITY – The Listuguj Mi’gmaq community in the Gaspé will carry out their food, social and ceremonial lobster fishing in Chaleur Bay between September 12 and October 4, 2009. This fishery is authorized through an agreement between the Listuguj Mi’gmaq Government and the Department of Fisheries and Oceans (DFO).Members of the Listuguj Community will fish only in fishing area 21B (Chaleur Bay) and are entitled to use a maximum of 500 traps in total. A strict monitoring protocol has been established, and DFO fishery officers will closely monitor activities in collaboration with Rangers from the Community of Listiguj. Listuguj Rangers will also inspect landings, compile statistics and assist in efforts to prevent poaching, in collaboration with the Department’s fishery officers.

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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION

Michel Plamondon
Communications Advisor
Communications Branch
Fisheries and Oceans Canada
Quebec City, Quebec
(418) 648-5419

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