Landmark Reconciliation Agreement Reached in the Arctic Surf Clam Fishery

March 12, 2019 Clearwater

Fourteen First Nations communities in Nova Scotia and Newfoundland and Labrador and Clearwater are pleased to announce they have reached a landmark agreement to the benefit of all parties. The Agreement forges a 50-year partnership that protects existing jobs in the Arctic Surf Clam fishery while creating meaningful economic, employment and capacity building for the fourteen First Nations that are adjacent to the clam resource.

Our Surf Clam Fishery is Headed For Disaster

January 14, 2019 Don Cuddy, South Coast Today

Traditional grounds have now been designated as essential fish habitat and clamming is banned there indefinitely. NOAA also tells us that surfclams support a valuable fishery. Well, come April 9 it will not be nearly as valuable for those who participate in the harvest and that includes fishermen and shore workers in New Bedford, Gloucester and Bristol, Rhode Island where Galilean Seafood employs around 120 people in this fishery.