BRUCE PENINSULA – A new five-year commercial fishing agreement between Saugeen Ojibway Nation and the Ontario government signed this week extends the previous agreement with few changes, Chippewas of Nawash First Nations Chief Greg Nadjiwon said Thursday.

Nadjiwon said it’s a “status quo” agreement with maybe a few changes in the language which were “quite minor”.

The new agreement was announced this week in a brief statement by the Minister of Natural Resources and Forestry, Nathalie Des Rosiers.

“Due to its success, we have chosen to continue this agreement – to provide certainty about how SON’s sustenance commercial fishing rights will be exercised, while balancing the interest of local anglers and tourism opportunities,” the minister said in a five paragraph statement emailed to The Sun Times.

By Scott Dunn, Sun Times, Owen Sound

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