Fisheries and Oceans Canada (DFO) decided to reverse on a controversial decision to award 25 per cent of the Arctic surf clam quota to a company led by a New Brunswick First Nation and its industry partner.
In February, then fisheries minister Dominic LeBlanc announced the department was handing a licence to Five Nations Clam Company, led by Elsipogtog First Nation and Premium Seafoods of Arichat, Nova Scotia.
The federal government's move faced criticism from rival First Nations who bid on the quota and anger from Clearwater, the Nova Scotia seafood company that had held a monopoly on the fishery an...
New catch limits set for 32 fish stocks New Zealand
The commercial tarakihi (Nemadactylus macropterus) catch in the fisheries areas off the east coast of the North and South Islands is to be reduced by 20 per cent in an effort to rebuild the depleted stock.