TO: Community Members
FROM: Chief and Council, Eel Ground First Nation
RE: Lobster Food Request to DFO
Further to our previous memo, Council is providing this interim update in regards to our request for lobster food for our membership.
It has been confirmed, in our AFS Agreement, that our Community will have access to 12000 lbs of lobster for food from the spring fishery. Our commercial fishers have provided some fresh lobster, over this week, on a first come first serve basis. We also have some bottled lobster that will be distrubuted to our registered elder members 65 years and older, by our fishery guardians, prior to Thanksgiving weekend.
We will provide more details on the process for the spring food fishery once the details have beeen worked out. We continue to press DFO for additional food and commercial access for our community. A full-time consultant position will be posted in the coming weeks, for the Mi'kmaq communities, to assist and work with our communities moving forward. It will be posted on our website and the NSMDC website in the coming weeks.
Chief George H. Ginnish
Eel Ground First Nation