Posted by: Bob Payne | May 14, 2011

Aboriginal fishermen lose appeal of convictions in 1999 Fraser River fishery

B.C.’s highest court has rejected an appeal by three First Nation members involved in a fishing dispute going back more than a decade. The case began in 1999 when members of the Cheam and Union Bar First Nations staged a fishery on the Fraser River near Mission during a closure imposed by the Fisheries Department to conserve migrating salmon.


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s


%d bloggers like this: