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November 25, 2020
HALIFAX — Nova Scotia’s Sipekne’katik fishery has announced a two-week shutdown due to the presence of endangered North Atlantic right whales in the area.
Sipekne’katik Chief Mike Sack and council approved the temporary two-week closure of their treaty fishery at a council meeting on Tuesday.
“We have and will continue to operate with conservation as our foremost concern, the presence of the endangered North Atlantic Right Whale in the region has resulted in the immediate decision to suspend our fishery activities in the Roseway Basin critical habitat area, as identified by DFO’s grid system,” said Sack in a release.