Seafood Company Owner Says It’s Unfair To Call Commercial Fishermen Racists

Nathan Cooke, the owner of the wholesaler, says he and his 12 employees have received death threats because of the Facebook posts, and there have been calls to boycott his business. Cooke claims that neither he nor the lobster fishermen are racist. Cooke also says he supports the Mi’kmaq right to fish in their native waters, as laid out in treaty agreements with Canada. But he believes fishing should happen within the DFO-defined seasons, for the sake of conservation. The issue is it hasn’t been defined yet; it’s unregulated.” “No one is denying them access and anyone would buy off them (in season), any buyer.” >click to read< 11:00

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