David Wiwchar, Indian Country Today, March 3, 2015
A plan to stop the commercial herring fishery off the west coast of Vancouver Island this year has failed.
Five Nuu-chah-nulth First Nations had appealed to a federal court to stop the fishery because they believe the stocks are in danger of collapse. Nuu-chah-nulth biologists, elders and commercial fishermen told the court that herring stocks have been low for the past decade, and requests for a fishing moratorium made to the Department of Fisheries and Oceans has fallen on deaf ears.
Zoe Tennant, The Globe and Mail, March 9, 2014