Mi’kmaq drop civil lawsuit, shift legal tactics in moderate livelihood fishing battle

The decision represents a shift in legal tactics, not an end in their battle with the Department of Fisheries and Oceans.  In a news release issued Monday, the assembly said it will put its resources into the defence of a Potlotek harvester fishing under a plan approved by the community. The lawsuit was seeking an injunction to prevent the Department of Fisheries and Oceans (DFO) from interfering with Potlotek’s self-regulated moderate livelihood lobster fishery. The release said the assembly and Mi’kmaw communities have limited resources and cannot afford to be involved in a civil action while also defending against fisheries prosecutions. >click to read< 07:52

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