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A Mi’kmaw Perspective on Advancing Salmon Governance in Nova Scotia, Canada: Setting the Stage for Collaborative Co-Existence

Denny, Shelley K; Fanning, Lucia M;
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  • Published: 20 Sep 2016
  • Publisher: Scholarship@Western
  • Country: Canada
Abstract
Issues related to fisheries governance are a source of debate and tension between the Indigenous Mi’kmaq people of Nova Scotia and the Canadian Department of Fisheries and Oceans (DFO) in matters concerning Atlantic salmon, Salmo salar. Within the context of the existing governance regime, this analysis compares the concept of salmon conservation and management from a Mi’kmaq perspective and proposes a collaborative co-existence approach for effective salmon governance in Nova Scotia. This approach begins by using co-management as a process, Two-Eyed Seeing as the design, and treaties as the model to achieve shared objectives of maintaining and improving abundan...
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free text keywords: conservation, salmon, Mi’kmaq, governance, Two-Eyed Seeing, treaties, co-management, Environmental Policy, Natural Resources and Conservation, Natural Resources Management and Policy, Public Policy, Sustainability
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