Ottawa reneged on 2019 commercial fishing licence for Listuguj over electoral, industry concerns

The Listuguj Mi’gmaq Government (LMG) is asking a Federal Court to review a decision by DFO after it withdrew its consent to allow harvesters to sell lobster from its Fish, Social and Ceremonial (FSC) fishery in 2019.,, The negotiations between Listuguj and DFO go back to March 2017 where the community “sought to engage with DFO to address issues related to the implementation of Listuguj’s Treaty Right, particularly as it relates to the lobster fishery,” according to the records. By early September, negotiations seemed to be over. DFO agreed to a change “in principle,” to LMG’s Fall licence meaning it could sell lobster to cover its costs, according to the documents. >click to read< 13:32

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