Stories of Mi’kmaw fishers’ boats being burned and sunk have made headlines on the East Coast for years. But recent clashes between Indigenous and non-Indigenous fishers have catapulted into national and international media. Read @zoehtennant's story… 1/6
For this investigation, @zoehtennant obtained hundreds of pages of confidential documents and interviewed Indigenous and non-Indigenous fishers, leaders, and legal experts. Read about Canada's new lobster wars:… 2/6
Fisheries officers have been known to go undercover, to slip out onto the water in the middle of the night to microchip lobsters in Mi’kmaw fishers’ pots in order to try to trace the shellfish. And they’ve been known for more overt operations too.… 3/6
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After the DFO refused to be interviewed, @zoehtennant found an officer willing to speak on condition of anonymity: “We just want clear legislation. We don’t have it,” the officer said. “I’m just caught right dead in the middle.” Learn more here:… 5/6
The conflict between fisheries-regulation enforcement and Mi’kmaw treaty rights has been caught up in public debate, like a fishbone in the throat, for decades. Read @zoehtennant’s full article on the latest chapter of Canada’s lobster wars here:… 6/6

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