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Found this on the CKNW web site.




Future of commercial fisheries in BC now rests with Supreme Court
Dec, 11 2007 - 3:30 PM


VANCOUVER/CKNW(AM980) - The future of commercial fisheries in BC --and possibly across the country-- now rests with the Supreme Court of Canada.
In the next four to six months, Canada’s highest court will decide if native-only fisheries are discriminatory.

The landmark case was brought forward by commercial fishermen who staged a protest in August of 1998 when fishing on the Fraser River was restricted to aboriginals only, but Phil Eidsvik with the BC Fisheries Survival Coalition says....

"This isn't just about a little tiny fishery on the Fraser River. It’s about the whole fishery in the province of BC and across Canada. Will it become an aboriginal-only commercial fishery from one coast to another? That's the issue that the court has to grapple with right now."

Last year the BC court of appeal ruled in favour of native-only fisheries.
 
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