VANCOUVER — A B.C. Supreme Court judge has granted Atlantic-salmon farming company Marine Harvest an interim injunction to prevent both specific protesters and members of the public from getting too close to more than 30 of its sites. Read the rest of this entry →
CTVNews, January 12, 2019
In B.C.’s remote Kingcome Inlet, the Dzawada’enuxw First Nation is fighting to remove all fish farms from their traditional territory — farms that they say they never approved.
To evict the 10 area fish farms, the Dzawada’enuxw have launched a lawsuit against the federal government, claiming that Ottawa failed to consult with them when allowing fish farming in the region. Read the rest of this entry
Farms in Broughton Archipelago will be gone by 2023
, CBC News,
Seventeen open-pen fish farms in B.C.’s Broughton Archipelago will be phased out by 2023 under a new agreement between First Nations and the provincial government, the premier announced Friday.
The decision is part of a set of recommendations reached through a government-to-government consultation between the province and the Kwikwasut’inuxw Haxwa’mis, ‘Namgis and Mamalilikulla First Nations. Read the rest of this entry
Protesters boarded the Orca Chief vessel at Point Hope on Wednesday
“We’re here to today to draw attention to the responsibility the federal government has to make true reconciliation happen.”
Kristyn Anthony, Oak Bay News, July 1, 2018
Protestors peacefully voicing their opposition to fish farms in British Columbia crashed Canada Day celebrations on the legislature lawn in Victoria, Sunday.
As thousands of people donned in red and white assembled to take the city’s annual living flag photo, roughly twenty activists took the opportunity to spread their message, sitting before the large audience, chanting. Read the rest of this entry
‘What the Dzawada̱ʼenux̱w require is legal rights now,’ says lawyer representing First Nation
A coastal First Nation in B.C. is vowing to challenge the B.C. government’s new approach to fish farm tenures, which would give First Nations a say over where these operations can set up on the West Coast.
The province announced Wednesday that starting in 2022, fish farms will need First Nations approval to renew their tenures. Read the rest of this entry
by Justine Hunter, Globe & Mail, June 19, 2018
The B.C. government is poised to give an effective veto to First Nations over fish farm tenures in their territories, a historic concession that reaches beyond the traditional court-ordered requirement that Indigenous groups be consulted and accommodated on resource decisions on their lands. Read the rest of this entry
by Laurie Hamelin, APTN News, June 2, 2018
The Dzawada’enuxw First Nation of Kingcome Inlet filed a claim of Aboriginal title in British Columbia’s Supreme Court that affects ten fish farms in their traditional territory that they say are operating without their consent. Read the rest of this entry
Court said there is ‘likelihood of harm’ from fish-borne disease, but rejected injunction because of timing
The Canadian Press, March 13, 2018
VICTORIA – A First Nation is asking the Federal Court to prevent the restocking of an open-net salmon farm in its traditional territories off northern Vancouver Island.
The Namgis First Nation of Alert Bay says prior to any fish transfer to an open-net pen at nearby Swanson Island, the Atlantic salmon smolts should be tested for the blood virus piscine reovirus. Read the rest of this entry