I am curious is there has never been a move to seek the federal government approval for a sustenance license to be issued to non natives in Nova Scotia? On the West Coast, a person can go on line and obtain a fishing license for a series of salt water species within limits, and not fear retaliation from DFO. When I read the regulations in the fishing handbook, does a fishing license allow for the use of an eel pot. Is that license sufficient enough? I have tried to research the topic, but I have not found anything on the costs associated with obtaining a commercial license. If there only a certain amount of licenses issued in Nova Scotia? Also, with the invasive species of Green Crabs, has there been any additional information obtained from DFO on the fishing and trapping of the green crab as a food source or a bait for Lobster fishermen. I find it sad that I am unable to obtain something as simple as a crab with a single crab trap, or eels with a eel pot, without a commercial license. I am not a commercial fisherman, could never be, I love the water, and the bounty it could provide, and yet as a blue noser, I am not legally allowed to catch anything unless through obtaining a commercial license. I am sure this has been discussed, and I apologize if this is a repeated topic.