Lobster fishing must remain in season – ‘The federal government has allowed a regulatory system with unconstitutional provisions’

Wayne Easter, the P.E.I. MP who chaired the federal fisheries committee looking at moderate livelihood fisheries 21 years ago, says there are still questions to be resolved, but fishing out of season shouldn’t be one of them. In two decisions in 1999, known as Marshall I and Marshall II, the Supreme Court of Canada affirmed that Indigenous people have historic treaty rights to moderate livelihood fisheries. Easter’s committee was asked to examine the implications and made 28 recommendations. The current federal fisheries committee has begun another review. >click to read< 10:42

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