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Environment & Animal Life, Indigenous, Politics, Society

Tension could rise again on Monday in lobster dispute on east coast

The ongoing dispute between Indigenous and non-native lobster fishers could get tense once again. Last weekend, and on Wednesday, agents from Fisheries and Oceans Canada (DFO) seized hundreds of Indigenous lobster traps, ostensibly because the traps were set before the »

Economy, Indigenous, Politics

Lobster conflict in emergency Parliamentary debate

The escalating tensions in southwestern Nova Scotia over the lobster fishery resulted in an emergency debate in Canada’s Parliament last night. Due to COVID, such sessions continue to see only a limited number of members present in person in Parliament, »

Indigenous, Politics, Society

Violence escalates at the weekend in Nova Scotia lobster dispute

Indigenous group vs commercial fishers The ongoing dispute between Indigenous fishers and local commercial lobster fishers entered a new and violent chapter on the weekend. A lobster pound where Indigenous had stored their catch was burned in a suspicious fire, »

Economy, Environment & Animal Life, Indigenous, International

Lobster dispute between Indigenous and commercial fishers boils over, again

Yelling, cursing, but no physical confrontation on or off the water Another contentious chapter in a very long dispute over Indigenous fishing rights and federal laws on conservation has begun. Thursday saw a handful of Indigenous lobster boats head out »

Environment & Animal Life, Society

Lobster fishery rules changed to protect right whales

Canada’s Department of Fisheries and Oceans has announced new measures for lobster fishing in hopes of protected the endangered North Atlantic right whales. Eighteen of them died off the coast of Canada and the U.S. last year, most often because »

Economy

Fishing boats leave for the start of lobster season

It was still dark when hundreds of fishing boats left ports in the eastern province of Nova Scotia to kick off one of the most profitable fisheries in Canada. Some fishermen set off fireworks to celebrate what is known as »

Economy, Environment & Animal Life, Highlights, Indigenous, Politics, Society

Nova Scotia lobster dispute escalates

A simmering dispute over lobster fishing appears to have escalated into violent acts. The dispute pits non-native fishermen against aboriginals in the southwestern part of the maritime province of Nova Scotia. The season is closed for the summer which gives »

Economy, Environment & Animal Life, Highlights, Indigenous, Internet, Science & Technology, Society

Lobster protest over alleged abuse of native fishing rights

“At $4-$5 a pound for illegal lobster, it’s easy money for poachers” (J Smith fisherman) Commercial lobster fishermen in southwestern Nova Scotia are angry. They’ve been staging protests outside of federal fisheries offices in the region over what they claim »

Economy, Society

Airport expands to handle lobster export boom

Halifax Stanfield International Airport in eastern Canada has expanded to accommodate an increase in the export of lobster, reports Canadian Press. It’s expected $15 million worth of lobster will be shipped by the end of December to as far away »

Economy, Environment & Animal Life, Highlights, Society

A Christmas tree of joy, but tinged with sadness

“Tree” honours fishermen lost at sea. Christmas is usually considered to be a time of joy, and the traditional Christmas tree, a lovely symbol of that joy. In the lobster fishing communities on Canada’s east coast a tradition has begun »