Protesters demand return of Potlotek’s moderate livelihood traps

LENNOX PASSAGE, N.S. — A group of about 30 demonstrators made their way to the Department of Fisheries and Oceans depot in Lennox Passage Wednesday to protest the seizure of lobster traps the governmental body seized this past weekend. 

The Assembly of Nova Scotia Mi’kmaw Chiefs said in a statement that about 200 traps from Potlotek and Eskasoni First Nation were seized by the department out of St. Peter’s Bay. Traps were stored at the depot in Lennox Passage, located about 30 km southeast of Port Hawkesbury.

The traps were part of the community’s moderate livelihood plans and for Evan Johnson, seeing the traps seized was money out of his and his family’s pocket. 

“It hurts man, it sucks honestly, you know but I’d like to get them back,” said the 24-year-old. Full story here.

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