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NB First Nation says they’ll resume fishery amid negotiations with DFO –

The chief of the Eel Ground First Nation in northeastern New Brunswick says his members will resume a treaty fishery for snow crab despite ongoing negotiations with the Department of Fisheries and Oceans.

Chief George Ginnish says the federal department is not sufficiently committed to providing access to the fishery.

Ginnish says people in his community, also known as Natoaganeg, have gone hungry while waiting 20 years to exercise their fishing rights.

He says the band council authorized a treaty fishery in May, but fisheries officers seized their traps, and they want them back.

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