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Fisheries officers seize 100 crates of lobster from seafood distributor – CBC

Lobster believed to be harvested under Indigenous food, social, ceremonial licence

Aug 20, 2018

Inspectors with the federal Department of Fisheries and Oceans seized more than $50,000 worth of lobster from a seafood distributor in New Edinburgh, N.S., earlier this month.

The department says fisheries officers from the Meteghan detachment inspected the fish distribution facility on Aug. 9 and seized more than 100 crates of lobster.

A spokesperson for the department said the officers believed the lobsters were caught and retained under an Indigenous food, social and ceremonial fisheries licence.

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