News in Review Lobster Wars: Nova Scotia's Fishery Dispute

News in Review Lobster Wars: Nova Scotia's Fishery Dispute

Indigenous and non-Indigenous lobster fishers in Nova Scotia are locked in a dispute over the right to fish. Members of the Sipekne'katik First Nation say that the Mi’kmaq people are within their rights to catch and sell lobster to earn a “moderate livelihood” as outlined by a 21-year-old Supreme Court decision. But non-Indigenous fishers say they are breaking the law by fishing out of season and selling their catch. The conflict between the two sides escalated in September 2020 when hundreds of Mi'kmaq traps were hauled from the water, two lobster pounds that had been holding their catches were ransacked — one while two Mi'kmaw fishermen were barricaded inside — and one pound was later burned to the ground.

  • 2020
  • 00:13:46
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 01/05/2021
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