Link to the 2018 Fisheries Conference page: http://www.apcfnc.ca/fisheries/reports-and-publications/2018-fisheries-conference/
This report was commissioned to track progress made by Atlantic First Nations in fisheries since the landmark Marshall Decision of the Supreme Court of Canada on September 17, 1999.
In 2000, the Atlantic Policy Congress (APC) commissioned a study to determine how Mik’maq, Maliseet and Passamoquoddy (MMP) First Nations saw themselves moving into a more permanent role in fish harvesting and management commensurate with their treaty rights. As the study was conducted post the Marshall Judgement of the SCC but prior to the negotiation of interim agreements under the Federal Government’s Post-Marshall Implementation Measures, it captured highly useful benchmarks of both the fisheries participation rate at the time as well as First Nation aspirations for growth in this sector reflective of the Marshall decision.
This report was commissioned by DFO to consider key elements of the Aboriginal Aquatic Resource and Oceans Management Program (AAROM) and the Atlantic Integrated Commercial Fisheries Initiative (AICFI) with respect to the unique circumstances presented in Atlantic Canada. Specifically, the author was asked to assess the quality of the administrative interface between the AICFI and AAROM programs and the potential and appetite for growth in the governance, scope and responsibilities of Atlantic AAROM groups going forward.