Canadian Natives ban Government and Civilian Craft

Interesting news article here. A native group is displeased with the performance of Canadian Fisheries authorities and has taken matters into their own hands:

“Until further notice, Stz’uminus First Nation will prohibit access to its core territory in the Salish Sea by all vessels, including but not limited to, commercial fishing vessels, Fisheries and Oceans Canada vessels, and any non-Native civilians and government officials,” John Elliott, chief of the Ladysmith-area band said in a statement released Friday.

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  1. This isn’t an obscure corner of the Canadian Arctic, the area described is on SE Vancouver Is. to the West of Vancouver B.C. This is an area with a large amount of recreational boating and some commercial fishing. Most of the traffic up the inside passage passes nearby and there are ferry routes run by the provincial government that passes through the area too.

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