Potlotek First Nation launched its moderate livelihood fishery to coincide with the Treaty Day celebrations on Thursday.
The Mi’kmaq community launched two boats with 235 lobster fishing tags. For Chief Wilbert Marshall, only fishers that could meet the boat safety standards and commercial fishing standards for traps were given tags.
“Safety is the big, number one factor. We want to make sure the boats are up to par and all their traps we’re up to code,” said Marshall. Full story here.