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Non-natives removing lobster traps set by Indigenous fishermen in western N.S. – cp24

September 20, 2020

SAULNIERVILLE, N.S. – A flotilla of non-Indigenous fishing boats moved into St. Marys Bay off western Nova Scotia on Sunday to remove lobster traps set by fishermen from the Sipekne’katik First Nation.

Colin Sproul, of the Fundy Inshore Fishermen’s Association, said about 100 boats were removing the traps, and fishermen were intending to take them to the wharf in Meteghan, N.S., later in the day.

Sproul said the fishermen were taking action on what they believe is an illegal out-of-season fishery because the Department of Fisheries and Oceans has refused to do so.

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