Tobique First Nation fishery mired in court battles, band council split

The future of the Tobique First Nation’s commercial fishery is up in the air after the latest courtroom battle between the band and the companies running its commercial fishery. Last week, a Court of Queen’s Bench judge quashed a last-minute attempt by Yarmouth Sea Products to continue fishing the band’s licence as a subcontractor to a U.S. firm. “We’re not very pleased, obviously,” said Gerard Doucet, the company’s general manager. The Yarmouth company was hired by Rhode Island-based Maritime Specialty Foods Inc. to fish for scallops and lobster on Tobique’s commercial licence. Read the article here 11:02