Potlotek harvesters fishing as form of resistance

ST. PETER’S BAY — As Potlotek’s moderate livelihood fishers return to the wharf along the St. Peter’s canal Saturday, the mood was in high spirits. But memories of last week’s trap seizures by the Department of Fisheries and Oceans still lingered, and many of the harvesters have come to see the lobster fishery as their form of resistance.

Craig Doucette helped develop Potlotek’s moderate livelihood plan, a plan now adopted by Eskasoni First Nation, and he takes the recent seizures personally.

“There’s only two ways I’m going to stop fishing — they’re either going to kill me or throw me in jail, and that’s it,” said Doucette.

“I’m not going to stop.” Full story here.

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