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DFO, Two First Nations Communities Reach Agreement – 101.5 The Hawk

Oct 14, 2021

At least two First Nations in Nova Scotia will fish for a moderate livelihood during established seasons this fall.

The Department of Fisheries and Oceans announcing yesterday that they’ve reached an ‘interim understanding’ with the Annapolis Valley and Bear River First Nations, that will see band members fish for lobster in LFA’s 33, 34 and 35.

DFO says the understanding will operationalize the bands’ Livelihood Fisheries Management Plan, and permit the sale of lobster.

The Acadia and Glooscap First Nations may also join the agreement at a later date.

LFA 35’s season begins today.

DFO says they’re committed to continuing consultations with First Nations to further implement their rights to fish for a moderate livelihood, while providing sustainable fishing for all harvesters.

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