Indigenous fishers to operate within established season, Minister says

The Canadian government’s proposal for moderate livelihood fisheries is already facing opposition from some First Nations communities.

The proposal released Wednesday invites nations to negotiate short-term fishery plans, which would allow them to fish and sell their catch with federal authorization this spring, on the condition that fishing is confined to the commercial season.

But, some First Nations leaders say they weren’t consulted on the seasonality condition, and that Ottawa hasn’t proven its restriction is justified on the basis of conservation. Ross Lord reports.

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