Non-Aboriginal fishermen stage protest
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.