Non-Abo­rig­i­nal fish­er­men stage protest

Truro Daily News - - PROVINCE -

HAL­I­FAX — There is grow­ing ten­sion be­tween lob­ster fish­er­men in south­west­ern Nova Sco­tia over

the In­dige­nous cer­e­mo­nial and food fish­eries.

Bernie Berry, president of the Cold­wa­ter Lob­ster As­so­ci­a­tion, says some In­dige­nous fish­er­men are tak­ing un­fair ad­van­tage of their right to con­tinue fish­ing out­side of the reg­u­lar com­mer­cial sea­son, which ended May 31.

Protests were held at fed­eral of­fices in Digby, Tus­ket, Meteghan and Bar­ring­ton.

Michael Sack, chief of the Sipekne’katik First Na­tion, said he wasn’t aware of any mem­bers of his band har­vest­ing and sell­ing lob­ster out of sea­son.

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