First Nations elver quota court ruling

The federal Fisheries Department is remaining silent while it reviews last week’s court ruling that affirms Ottawa’s decision to transfer part of the lucrative Maritimes elver fishery quota in 2022 to First Nations fishers.

In an emailed response, the department declined to comment on the Federal Court ruling, which rejected an application by three commercial elver licence holders who were seeking a judicial review of the minister’s quota transfer.