Roundtable Perspectives on the Federal Response to Moderate Livelihood Fishing

November 22, 2021 12:05pm

Ken Paul
Lead Fisheries Negotiator and Fisheries Research Coordinator
Wolastoqey Nation
Former Director of Fisheries, Assembly of First Nations
Former Director of Fisheries and Integrated Resources, Atlantic Policy Congress of First Nation Chiefs Secretariat

Confirmed Representative
Mi’gmawe’l Tplu’taqnn Incorporated (MTI)

For the 2021 fishing season, the Department of Fisheries introduced an optional path for First Nations in the Maritimes and the Gaspé region to aid their members in fishing in pursuit of a moderate livelihood. This session will look at the approach to support individuals, their families, and their communities in a flexible, adaptable strategy.

During this interactive session, delegates and speakers are invited to participate in live audience polling to gauge perspectives on Moderate livelihood fishing.

  • Working with interested communities to develop and implement moderate livelihood fishing plans
  • Developing a fishing plan unique to each community
  • Conservation and sustainability of fish stocks
  • Transparent and stable fisheries management
  • Recognition of First Nations’ treaty rights
  • Enable First Nations to fish and sell their catch in pursuit of a moderate livelihood this season
  • Ensure that fish species are harvested sustainably and maintain orderly, predictable, and well-managed fisheries