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Illegal sales of First Nations lobster nets $55K fine for two N.S. men – CBC

April 7, 2022

Two men from southwestern Nova Scotia have been convicted for illegally buying and selling lobster caught under an Indigenous Food, Social and Ceremonial (FSC) licence.

Licence conditions prohibit the sale of the catch.

Terry Dale Banks and Tyler David Nickerson were fined a total of $55,000 in Shelburne provincial court Wednesday.

In a statement to CBC News, Fisheries and Oceans Canada (DFO) said the charges stemmed from a September 2018 inspection of a Shag Harbour lobster pound.

The department was under immense pressure at the time from commercial lobster fishermen in southwestern Nova Scotia to stop illegal sales of FSC lobster, seen by many as cover for a growing black market fishery.

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