By Michael MacDonald THE CANADIAN PRESS HALIFAX- Federal conservation officers have seized more than 7,000 lobster traps in the two years since violence flared in Nova Scotia when a First Nation tried to assert a treaty right by fishing out of season. Earlier this month, the Department of Fisheries and Oceans confirmed it had confiscated almost 2,000 traps this year alone, a figure that shows the dispute between Ottawa and some Indigenous fishers has not gone away, despite DFO’s best efforts to keep a lid on tensions. “Gear is still being cut by non-natives and DFO is still seizing traps,” said Hubert Nicholas, fisheries director with the Membertou First Nation in Cape Breton. “The non-natives allowed us to fish for a few days (in 2020) ? But every time somebody
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