A coalition of Mi’kmaq fishers have partnered with Vancouver-based Premium Brands to buy Clearwater Seafoods – Atlantic Canada’s largest wild seafood company. The billion dollar deal was a plot twist in the ongoing lobster issue on the East Coast. It comes after months of violence by furious non-Indigenous lobster fishers against Mi’kmaq lobster harvesters who started a moderate livelihood fishery. The mega-deal was led by Chief Terry Paul of the Membertou First Nation who joins APTN National News to explain how long the deal has been in the works.
November 10, 2020