A fishing boat is capsized and nearly sinks after herring caught in the seine net sounded (swam to the bottom), in Sitka, Alaska, April 2011.
By Justin McElroy, Global News, March 6, 2015
A federal court has ruled that the Minister of Fisheries and Oceans cannot open a fishery in Haida Gwaii this year.
An injunction was given to the Haida Nation, against the federal government, to prevent the re-opening of a commercial herring fishery on the nation’s north coast.
“This win is another step to building herring stocks, and in doing so, contributes to an economy that will provide a reasonable living for our people, and the path of reconciliation with Canada,” said Haida Nation President Peter Lantin in a statement. Read the rest of this entry →