When Harvey Robinson returned to Tofino with a haul of salmon caught under the authority of Ahousaht’s hereditary chiefs on Saturday, he was beaming with pride.
Photo credit Thomas Lardeau
Thanks to a recent court ruling in April that affirmed five Nuu-chah-nulth First Nations’ right to fish and sell their catch.
But within moments of docking his boat Saturday, a federal fishery officer informed him he could only sell 10 of the 250 salmon he’d caught.
Canada's Federal Fisheries continue to treat Indigenous Canadians with disrespect and patriarchalism.
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