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First Nation baby eel quota could get big boost, a huge loss for commercial ops – The Hamilton Spectator

June 19, 2024

Ottawa is considering the idea of giving half of the annual quota for lucrative baby eels in the Maritimes to First Nations, a massive change that would shake up the industry.

A Wolastoqey chief welcomed the news, but an industry representative called it “shocking,” arbitrary and unfair.

If the proposal goes ahead, it will not include any taxpayer-funded compensation for the industry.

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