Maritime Awareness Information System

Native Council of Nova Scotia Chief and President Lorraine Augustine attended the Official Enhanced Maritime Situational Awareness Launch announcement today, April 17, 2019 at the Holiday Inn, Truro, N.S.

Chief Augustine expressed her pleasure at the Maritime Aboriginal Peoples Council being selected under the Government of Canada’s Oceans Protection Plan, through Transport Canada, to test the Maritime Awareness Information System on vessels involving the three Aboriginal Communal Commercial Fishery entities, administered under the Native Council of Nova Scotia, Native Council of Prince Edward Island and the New Brunswick Aboriginals Peoples Council.

Chief Augustine noted that she is sure that the Captains and the managers of the vessels will learn and gain important information which could help them conduct safer fishing for the future.

Pictured below is Sean Fraser (Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Environment and Climate Change).


Pictured below is NCNS Chief & President Lorraine Augustine.


Pictured below, from left to right is MP Bill Casey; NBAPC President & Chief Amanda Leblanc; NCPEI President & Chief Lisa Cooper; NCNS Chief & President Lorraine Augustine and Sean Fraser.

Pictured below, from left to right is Roger Hunka, Director of Intergovernmental Affairs; Keptin Russell Julian, Mi’kmaq Grand Council; MP Bill Casey; Chief Amanda Leblanc; Chief Lisa Cooper; Chief Lorraine Augustine; Barry Marsman, MAPC Director of Occupational Health and Safety; Sean Fraser.

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