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Enhanced training, support rolls out for Indigenous search and rescue

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Ahousaht First Nation boats patrol an area near where the whale-watching boat Leviathan II sank near Tofino on Oct. 26, 2016.

Federal government promised to create Indigenous auxiliary to Coast Guard Search and Rescue

CBC News, October 16, 2017

Indigenous communities on the B.C. coast have been recognized for their role in saving lives in recent marine disasters.

Now, a shipping container at the Canadian Coast Guard base in Victoria, full of search and rescue equipment and supplies, will help them to do that job. Read the rest of this entry

Two First Nations say Sea Shepherd ‘not welcome’

sea-shepherd-3Virus-hunting Sea Shepherd won’t get cooperation of at least two coastal First Nations
By Nelson Bennett, Business Vancouver, July 21, 2016

An operation involving the Sea Shepherd Conservation Society targeting fish farms on the B.C. coast has the backing of a number of coastal First Nations, but it’s by no means unanimous support.

At least two First Nations on B.C.’s coast have let the campaigners behind Operation Virus Hunter know they are not welcome in their territories. Read the rest of this entry

Video: Ahousaht people evict Cermaq

by Alexandra Morton, Vimeo, Sept 12, 2015

People around the world have tried to protect their home waters from salmon farms for 20 years. On September 9, 2015 Ahousaht people stepped onto a fish farm as it was trying to anchor to their territory and told the crew to leave.

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Ahousahts vs Cermaq’s install of fish farm at Yaakswiis, Clayoquot Sound

Published by Wet Coast News to Youtube on Sept 13, 2015

Ahousaht First Nation Members confront Cermaq installing a new salmon farm at Yaakswiis, Millar Channel, Ahousaht Territory,
Clayoquot Sound. Sept 9, 2015.

Ahousaht First Nation blockade halts anchoring of Tofino-area salmon farm

An aerial view of Clayoquot Sound, just north of Tofino, B.C., is shown this a handout photo. The Ahousaht First Nation are protesting an open-net salmon farm in the area. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-Destination BC)

An aerial view of Clayoquot Sound, just north of Tofino, B.C., is shown in this handout photo. The Ahousaht First Nation are protesting an open-net salmon farm in the area. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-Destination BC)

by CTV News/The Canadian Press, September 10, 2015

TOFINO, B.C. — Members of a Vancouver Island First Nation are vowing to risk arrest rather than allow an international fish farming company to anchor an open-net salmon farm north of Tofino.

Members of the Ahousaht First Nation say they set up a boat blockade Wednesday at the site of the new farm, owned by Norwegian-based Cermaq. Read the rest of this entry