|Open letter to Commercial Fishermen|
The letter, which is addressed to all B. C. Commercial Herring Fishermen finds the Nuu-chah-nulth First Nations reviewing their past actions to protect the resource, as well as outlining their intentions to once again seek a court injunction to stop any herring related fishing on the West Coast of Vancouver Island.
In their correspondence, the Vancouver Island First Nation takes issue with a mid-December decision from the Department of Fisheries and Oceans to open that area of coastal waters to the herring fishery this year. Going on to explain that with that decision now announced, they will be returning to the courts, advising their legal counsel to prepare their application for Federal Court.
|DFO Map of Vancouver Island sectors|
You can review the contents of their letter here.
A reply and recommendation of support from UFAWU-Unifor regarding those concerns and the issue of the herring fishery was sent to Nuu-chah-nulth Tribal Council on January 7th.
Later posted to the the Tribal Council's Fishery website, you can examine that comprehensive response here.
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