Some fisheries are blocked during DFO-FN discussions
Problem: DFO is negotiating Treaty provisions and Marine Zoning Arrangements with some First Nations without meaningful consultations with the commercial fleet.
The fleet must be able to meet directly with the DFO and Province to discuss impacts.
Marine zoning: DFO, the public and First Nations must be educated to understand that fishermen cannot afford to lose large part of their lucrative fishing grounds due to marine zoning (MPAs)
Treaty talks: Fishermen should meet with First Nations directly and try to negotiate a mutually acceptable interim arrangement while negotiations are taking place
Approach the First Nation to set up a round table so impacts on the commercial fishery can be considered.
Commercial fishermen should be able to continue to fish while Treaty / Higher Level discussions are going on
Real compensation for re-allocation (Not buy up of non-active licenses)