‘If I lose my right, I have nothing’: A Mi’kmaw fisherwoman’s fight for her right to fish

For the last 21 years, Marilynn-Leigh Francis has dropped her lobster traps near Digby, N.S. She said she has a right to fish there as a Mi’kmaw woman in Canada. However, Francis said The Department of Fisheries and Oceans has seized several of her traps, because they said the traps fall outside of Canadian fishing regulations. “They tell me that the fishing I’m doing in their eyes is illegal. But they have no grounds to charge me,”,,, >click to read<

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