‘Anarchy will reign’ if Indigenous fishing rights in Maritimes aren’t settled, says former DFO official

A former senior Fisheries and Oceans (DFO) official says clarity on Indigenous fishing rights in the Maritimes is needed from the department and the courts or “anarchy will reign.” “The frustrations can be mitigated by clearly communicating the rules, having an orderly and regulated fishery, and then providing an adequate monitoring and compliance presence to effectively implement the rules. While that sounds simple, it is not. And while patience is required, action is also required before the situation explodes or stocks are harmed,” Morley Knight told the parliamentary standing committee on Fisheries and Oceans in Ottawa on Monday.  The committee is examining illegal, unregulated and unreported fishing. more, >>click to read<< 08:34

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