The article covers the story of an historic conservation agreement between the Cree Nation Government and Fisheries and Oceans Canada aimed at protecting the lake sturgeon of Southern Hudson Bay-James Bay. Lake sturgeon is a species of concern under Canada’s Species at Risk Act. This agreement establishes a Cree-led management plan focused on conservation, addressing threats, and implementing actions to safeguard the sturgeon, setting a precedent for Indigenous-led conservation initiatives in Canada.

Lake sturgeon conservation agreement blazes new path

Author: Patrick Quinn, Nation News

Year: 2023

Media Type: News Article