Salnierville, NS – A native-lobster fish farm off the southwest coast of Nova Scotia is slightly increasing the size of its fleet from seven to 10 boats, creating a total capacity of 500 traps.
Rhonda Knockwood, Director of Operations Cipeknecotic first country, The community’s fisheries weekend in St. Mary’s Bay continued on Monday and Monday, with five boats fishing, two repaired and another three band licensed.
When the fishery opened on September 17, there were seven vessels with 50 traps, for a total of 350 traps.
The Micmac Harvesters 1999 Supreme Court ruling affirms their contractual right to fish for “moderate livelihood”, but the second part of the decision allows Ottawa to consult with indigenous communities and determine regulations for conservation.
Holigonians gather at the waterfront to show solidarity with Mickmack fishermen
Cipeknecotic Fisheries still refers to some of the commercial lobster licenses issued in the fishing area around St. Mary’s Bay.
The Federal Department of Fisheries’ website states that as of December 2018, there are 979 licenses to fish in the area, most of which allow 375 to 400 traps per license – meaning two large commercial boats will take longer than the current Mickmac Fisheries.
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