by Cory Francis, Commercial Fisheries Liaison Coordinator, MCG

Fort Folly First Nation’s lobster boat, Sassy Sue.

Fort Folly First Nation’s lobster boat, Sassy Sue.

Fort Folly is located in Southern New Brunswick, next to Dorchester and has a population of around 100 people. Rebecca Knockwood is the Fisheries Coordinator for the Fort Folly First Nation Communal Commercial Fisheries.

Fort Folly has been fishing Lobster in LFA 35 for the past twelve years. Fort Folly’s LFA 35 Lobster season runs from March to July and October to December. Their fishery has two boats that are fished out of Parrsboro, Nova Scotia and employs six people, including the Fisheries Coordinator.

Lobster fishing is the biggest revenue generator for Fort Folly fisheries and the continued weakness of “at shore Lobster prices” in recent years has forced Community leaders to look at othe ...

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