Listuguj Mi’kmaq can legally sell fall lobster catch for the 1st time – Not everyone is happy

“Everyone’s excited,” said Denny Isaac, associate director of fisheries for the Listuguj Mi’gmaq Government. “Monday was the first harvest, the first haul of the traps. Everyone’s excited ’cause…it’s also the first day the community gets a feed of lobster.” In April, Listuguj signed a five-year rights reconciliation agreement with Canada’s Minister of Fisheries Bernadette Jordan and in August, the two sides came to terms on a licensed fall commercial lobster fishery.,, “Not everyone in the region is happy about the new commercial harvest. “Commercial fishermen who have always been at the forefront of conservation deplore DFO’s decision to transform what was previously supposed to be a small fall lobster fishery into a full-blown, unchecked commercial fishery,” >click to read< 19:15

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