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Government Reports puts spotlight on the need for formal direct dialogue between Indigenous leaders, commercial fishing organizations and the federal government

With different interpretations of the Marshall decision and the release of the Surette and FOPO Reports, Coalition calls for a pause and reboot and the appointment of independent facilitators for direct talks between Indigenous leaders, commercial fisherman’s organizations and the Government of Canada on conservation and the management of our shared fisheries resources. SHEDIAC, NB, […]

by ahnationtalk on May 19, 2021242 Views

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Seaweed cultivation is a growing trend on Canada’s West Coast – National Observer

May 14th 2021 There’s a surge of excitement around seaweed cultivation on the West Coast if the heavy-hitters on the speakers’ list of an upcoming inaugural conference on the topic is any measure of interest. Federal Fisheries Minister Bernadette Jordan, B.C. Agriculture Minister Lana Popham, and federal and provincial Green Party politicians Elizabeth May and […]

by ahnationtalk on May 14, 2021197 Views

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37 Mi’kmaw Traps Seized Today in Livelihood Fishery

April 30, 2021 As Potlotek community authorized livelihood harvesters took to the waters today for opening day of the Spring 2021 season, a Potlotek Netukulimk Fishery Harvester had 37 lobster traps seized by the Department of Fisheries and Oceans Conservation and Protection Officers in St. Peter’s Bay, LFA 29. “We understand from Chief Wilbert Marshall […]

by ahnationtalk on April 30, 2021315 Views

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The Nuu-chah-nulth Just Won a Huge Ruling for First Nations Fisheries – The Tyee

It’s time for those who make their livelihood in the oceans to return, unimpeded by DFO. After a 26-month wait, the Nuu-chah-nulth are celebrating a B.C. Court of Appeal ruling released Monday that found the federal government has infringed on their commercial fishing rights in many ways. This is a great victory for the Nuu-chah-nulth […]

by ahnationtalk on April 21, 2021217 Views

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Fort Providence plans to enter fishing industry – Cabin Radio

April 20, 2021 Fort Providence hopes to begin commercial fishing this summer, hiring residents to catch fish for processing at a newly renovated facility in the hamlet. Mike Vandell, a councillor for the Deh Gah Got’îê First Nation in Fort Providence, said: “We decided to try the fishing industry because we have a lot of […]

by ahnationtalk on April 20, 2021199 Views

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B.C. court overturns limits on Indigenous commercial fishery – APTN News

Chiefs say court ruling a ‘really important decision.’ A B.C. appeal court overturned a limit on commercial fishing imposed on Indigenous fishers by the Department of Fisheries and Oceans (DFO) in a ruling released Monday. “You can’t help but feel a little bit of emotion,” said Cliff Atleo, a spokesperson for the Ahousaht Nation – […]

by ahnationtalk on April 20, 2021215 Views

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Canada Recognizes Listuguj’s Laws and Authority in Fisheries Governance

The Listuguj Mi’gmaq Government and Canada have reached an unprecedented step in our evolving relationship through a Rights Reconciliation Agreement on Fisheries. On June 17, 2019, the LMG enacted the Listuguj Lobster Law following two years of community consultation, engagement, and guidance. The Listuguj Lobster Law is based, in part, on the Salmon Fishing Law, […]

by ahnationtalk on April 19, 2021245 Views

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Federal Fisheries Minister ignored science advice on fish farms, judge rules – The Globe and Mail

A federal court judge has concluded that Canada’s Fisheries Minister acted against science advice from her department and ignored her own commitments when she made a decision that would devastate the business of some fish farms. In a ruling last week, Justice Peter Pamel granted fish-farm companies in the Discovery Islands, off the northern coast […]

by ahnationtalk on April 19, 2021217 Views

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Reconciliation in Action: Fisheries Agreement reached between Government of Canada and the Listuguj Mi’gmaq Government

From: Fisheries and Oceans Canada April 18, 2021 Listuguj, Quebec – The Government of Canada is committed to a renewed relationship with Indigenous peoples based on the recognition of rights, respect, cooperation and partnership. Building on this commitment, the Minister of Fisheries, Oceans and the Canadian Coast Guard, the Honourable Bernadette Jordan,  and the Minister of […]

by ahnationtalk on April 19, 2021171 Views

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New Video Series of Canadian Seafood Leaders Expresses Vision for Canada’s Blue Economy

OTTAWA, ON: Canada’s commitment to developing a Blue Economy strategy means many things: it’s an opportunity to revitalize our rural and coastal communities; to enhance our dedication to sustainability, research and science; and to capture the potential of the world’s longest coastline and unmatched freshwater resources. But it also creates opportunities for real Canadians working […]

by ahnationtalk on April 12, 2021205 Views

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