What set off the Nova Scotia lobster dispute?
So, what went wrong?
Why do non-Indigenous fishers see the concept of “moderate livelihood” as such a threat?
The lobster “sustainability” argument
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‘It is and remains a tiny portion of the industry’ says Indigenous Services Minister Marc Miller of the picture being painted of Mi’kmaw fishers and the lobster fishery. • Sipekne’katik First Nation has seven licenses. Each license has 50 traps, totaling 350 traps. Currently only 250 traps are being used. • The commercial fishery in the same zone allows for up to 390,000 traps. • See our ongoing coverage at aptnnews.ca • • • #aptnnews #fishing #mikmaw #fishingrights #rights #indigenous #novascotia #fishery #eastcoast #lobster #firstnations