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Kingsclear First Nation fisheries director disappointed with proposed elver quota – CBC

Apr 22, 2022

The Department of Fisheries and Oceans said talks are ongoing with various First Nations on quota

A prospective elver fishery is being met with skepticism by Kingsclear First Nation’s fisheries director because of the lower than expected quota proposed by the Department of Fisheries and Oceans.

“We’re disappointed with the amount of quota they suggested that we would fish, but definitely a significant decision on their part and I think possibly it’s quite linked to the politics around everything,” said Patrick Polchies.

Polchies added the proposed quota for the entire St. John River for all 6 communities of the Wolastoqey nation is 200 kilograms.

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