First Nation Chief Comments on Nova Scotia Lobster Fishery Dispute

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First Nation Chief Comments on Nova Scotia Lobster Fishery Dispute

Chief Mike Sack of the Sipekne’katik First Nation speaks with reporters in Digby, Nova Scotia, about the incidents of violence and vandalism directed at Mi’kmaw lobster fishers in the province due to an ongoing dispute over the fishery. Non-Indigenous commercial fishers are opposed to the Mi’kmaw lobster fishery, which opened in September outside of the federally regulated season. The fishery was launched based on a 1999 Supreme Court of Canada decision that affirmed the Mi’kmaw had a right to operate a moderate livelihood fishery. (October 15, 2020) (no interpretation)