Posted by: Bob Payne | May 18, 2011

Sockeye haul linked aboriginal fishery to black market, DFO believes

When federal investigators in British Columbia found 345,000 sockeye stored in 110 industrial freezers, they thought they were onto a major black market operation for salmon caught in aboriginal food fisheries. But Project Ice Storm, the Department of Fisheries and Oceans intelligence operation that found the salmon in 2005, ran out of funding and wasn’t able to track the fish from the cold storage plants to their final destination, the Cohen Commission heard on Tuesday.


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