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Co-managed approach, self-governing fisheries the answer to long-simmering lobster dispute, says Senator

By Samantha Wright Allen      

The Conservative, NDP, and Green Party critics all say the federal government has failed to act to address tensions.

Three Mi'kmaq Parliamentarians, including Independent Senator Dan Christmas, are working together to present ideas to the federal government to address the fishing dispute in southwest Nova Scotia. Photograph courtesy of Dan Christmas' office

The federal government should pursue a co-managed fishing system that accepts First Nation treaty rights and an Indigenous governance model as a path forward to the long-simmering lobster fishery dispute, says Canada’s first Mi’kmaq Senator.

Samantha Wright Allen

Samantha Wright Allen is a reporter for The Hill Times.
- swallen@hilltimes.com

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