United We Fish
Canadian fisheries are in crisis; they have been for more than a decade. Stocks have all but collapsed, and thousands of small-scale fishers have been bought out by a handful of big corporations. Fisheries and Oceans Canada (DFO) echo the neo-liberal agenda we now see across Canada: privatize public resources and cut government services.
In southwest Nova Scotia a rare case exists where Native and non-Native fisheries have begun working together. Fish Tales, a documentary in progress, follows the struggles of these two very different fishing communities in Bear River and Digby, both fighting to defend their ways of life.
CitizenShift – Through the Lens – United We Fish