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Protest over Indigenous lobster fishery turns confrontational at N.S. wharf – CBC

Mi’kmaw communal food, social and ceremonial harvest underway in St. Marys Bay

Sep 15, 2020

A peaceful protest by commercial fishermen turned confrontational Tuesday morning when they arrived at a wharf in Weymouth, N.S., used by First Nations fishermen.

There was yelling and cursing between Indigenous and non-Indigenous fishermen, but there were no injuries.

The commercial fishermen are protesting what they claim is an illegal lobster fishery in St. Marys Bay in southwestern Nova Scotia.

They say a communal First Nations lobster fishery — where the sale of the catch is prohibited — is being used as a cloak for a large-scale commercial fishery.

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