Police criticized as tensions over lobster fishing in N.S. escalates

Police criticized as tensions over lobster fishing in N.S. escalates 1


Sipekne'katik First Nation Chief Mike discusses the properties that were destroyed and his concerns with the response from police.

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44 Comments on "Police criticized as tensions over lobster fishing in N.S. escalates"

  1. DAMANIQ PHILLIP | October 15, 2020 at 2:24 PM | Reply


  2. It’s definitely hard to have 2 sets of rules for one fishery. I would encourage everyone to work together to all follow the same times and conservative efforts so the fishery is sustainable and fair for everyone. If the oceans weren’t so vulnerable to overfishing it would be nice to just go for it but unfortunately it seems like in these days of overpopulation, we’re all fighting over the last spoils of resources before they all just collapse

    • Marylee Macpherson | October 15, 2020 at 4:00 PM | Reply

      The Aboriginals refuse to work with the fisherman. P.E.I. had a similar experience years prior. The aboriginals refused to listen to conservation officers. The aboriginals decided as a group to trap out of season & to deplete an area of trapping lobster which took the conservation officers seven years to rebuild. That was over twenty years ago. Trudeau will have to buy out every lobster trapper who holds a license, buy the license out for life. When one side refuses all rules & regulations. Who was also been caught selling lobster to restaurants this is the reason violence occurred last fall.

  3. What happened to you guys wanting to defund the police? Now its we need the cops.

  4. Christopher Patrick | October 15, 2020 at 3:18 PM | Reply

    SUSTAINABLE fishing for all.!!! Key word, sustainable!!!!

  5. Now they want police help. Oh how the times have changed from just a few months ago when they shut down the rail network.

  6. From what I understand the Indigenous only have so many boats in the water, and there is a treaty that must be followed.

    • Marylee Macpherson | October 15, 2020 at 4:05 PM | Reply

      Yeah, but they don’t follow it. The aboriginals are allowed to make a modest living. Problems arose last fall when the aboriginals sold lobster to several restaurants. That’s illegal. Also, there is a strict guideline to after to for the days allowed to trap. The aboriginals will trap year-round. Regardless of the treaty. That’s the gist of it.

    • @Marylee Macpherson How many boast do each side have in the water? I hear its so few it won’t make a dent in commercial operations. And from what I understand the treaty says they can be out there now.

    • albertannationalist | October 15, 2020 at 4:25 PM | Reply

      @Mr407Mike then burn the treaty

  7. Danfuerth Gillis | October 15, 2020 at 3:59 PM | Reply

    Quit this nonsense rules must be followed ON BOTH SIDES or I am going to call this dude up ” Diogo de Teive 1452″ for his take on this matter…

  8. oDAN God of WisDAN | October 15, 2020 at 4:23 PM | Reply

    I can see how seperate rules for different ethnic groups could create issues. I’m having a hard time feeling for these guys after the rails are blocked east/west among other things.

  9. Rock Lobsta!

  10. So what’s the total amount of the crabs the commercial fishery take. Then let the first nation have the same amount. If that’s not sustainable then lower it for both then it’s fair.

  11. Can’t wait for the commercial fishery answer that one

  12. Same rules for both sides, that is the way forward, one side should not get special Privilege’s.

  13. They should all be fishing with in the Season.

  14. northernpike56 | October 15, 2020 at 6:09 PM | Reply

    why are we only hearing from one side of this dispute?

  15. Simon Richard 1972 | October 15, 2020 at 6:19 PM | Reply

    More racial divide perpetrated by the government.

  16. I support the police.

  17. Still fishing in the Breeding Season??

  18. zhoungus kinew | October 15, 2020 at 7:29 PM | Reply

    Immigrants lmao Born here or not Still an immigrant. trying to step on the original people’s Rights. Canada ain’t that old.

  19. zhoungus kinew | October 15, 2020 at 7:36 PM | Reply

    Need first nation police control on our lands. Not immigrants lmao.

  20. thewilster1000 | October 15, 2020 at 9:13 PM | Reply

    First Nation fishermen are small. They take less than 10% of the total catch. Commercial side takes huge amount with their catches. Its too funny….

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