Two more Mi'kmaw communities strike deals with Ottawa to set lobster traps

HALIFAX -

Two Mi'kmaw First Nations have negotiated lobster fishing arrangements with Ottawa that authorize them to set a total of 3,500 traps during federally regulated fishing seasons off southwestern Nova Scotia.

Ottawa said today in a news release it had struck interim understandings with Bear River and Annapolis Valley First Nations that would allow the communities' fishers to set 70 traps per vessel and to legally sell their catch.

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