by Marc Laframboise, MMNN Contributor - Dec. 2012

Sassy Sue Fishing Vessel.

Southern New Brunswick, adjacent to Dorchester, is the home of the Fort Folly First Nation. With a population of roughly 100 inhabitants, Fort Folly is one of the smaller First Nation communities in Canada. But that hasn’t stopped the hard working people of Fort Folly from taking full advantage of business development opportunities that are available to them.

The community relies heavily on the lobster fishing industry. Falling lobster prices in recent years prompted community leaders to make changes to their business approach in order increase revenues. Consequently, a business plan was developed to establish an in-community seasonal retail lobster business. In 2011, a lobster pound was built and signs advertising the new facility were erected at road entrances to the Fort ...

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