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Mi’kmaw fisheries manager, environmentalist appointed to international tuna quota agency – CBC

Apr 09, 2024

Hubert Nicholas of Membertou First Nation named to represent Canadian interests at ICCAT

Canada has appointed a veteran Mi’kmaw fisheries manager to the international agency that sets quotas for commercial species of tuna and swordfish in the Atlantic.

Hubert Nicholas of Membertou First Nation was named as one of two commissioners representing Canadian interests at the International Commission for the Conservation of Atlantic Tunas (ICCAT) over the weekend.

He joins another recent appointee, environmentalist Katie Schleit of the non-profit conservation group Oceans North. Commissioners are appointed for two-year terms.

ICCAT is responsible for managing and protecting transboundary fish in the Atlantic. These are highly migratory, open ocean or pelagic species.

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