Maritime Fishermen's Union calls for talks to ensure sustainability of lobster fishery

Lobster Trap

The union representing more than 1,300 Maritime fishermen is calling on Ottawa, fisheries organizations, and First Nation communities to discuss the sustainability of the lobster industry.

This after a New Brunswick First Nation community announced last month it planned to sell lobster under tits Food, Social and Ceremonial(FSC) fishery without federal approval.

In a media release on Monday, Maritime Fishermen's Union's Martin Mallet says his group fully supports the rights of First Nations communities to have access to FSC fishery but that the community's plans to commercialize it creates grave concerns over the long-term sustainability of lobster.

Mallet says the union is prepared to provide educational resources to help all fisheries create the awareness needed to ensure the long-term sustainability of the resource.