Gespe'gewa'gi - The Last Land

Episode 13 - The Fall Lobster Fishery

Despite conflict with the DFO, Listuguj launches its Fall commercial lobster fishery, looking toward a future of increased self-governance and economic success.

Marcus is the youngest captain in the Listuguj fleet. Running a boat since his early teens, he is now a 10-year veteran behind the wheel at age 23. We follow his crew during the communal Fall Lobster season. But this year, there are new tensions as Listuguj incorporates a commercial aspect to the Fall fishery that puts them at odds with the DFO and the government. Meanwhile, indefatigable Pam and her science team are working hard to get the lobster cooked and bagged to give away to the community and elders. The Fall fishery has long been a tradition to provide food for community. But this year, for the first time, with an eye to the future and self-governance, the Listuguj Mi’gmaq Government is introducing a commercial aspect which isn’t sitting well with the DFO.