Non-Indigenous fishermen say they are removing lobster traps belonging to N.S. First Nations – National Post

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Non-Indigenous fishermen say they are removing lobster traps belonging to N.S. First Nations – National Post

by ahnationtalk on September 21, 2020113 Views

But the Sipekne’katik First Nation says its people have a treaty right to fish at any time

Sep 20, 2020

A flotilla of non-Indigenous fishing boats moved into St. Marys Bay off western Nova Scotia on Sunday to remove lobster traps set by fishermen from the Sipekne’katik First Nation.

Colin Sproul, of the Fundy Inshore Fishermen’s Association, said about 100 boats were removing the traps and fishermen were intending to take them to the wharf in Meteghan, N.S., later in the day.

Sproul said the fishermen were taking action on what they believe is an illegal out-of-season fishery because the Department of Fisheries and Oceans (DFO) has refused to do so.

Read More: https://nationalpost.com/news/fishermen-say-they-are-removing-indigenous-lobster-traps-in-western-nova-scotia

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