First Nations fisherman launches reef-net revival

Almost a century after fishing practices unique to First Nations in British Columbia’s Salish Sea were outlawed, members paddled canoes back to traditional waters and dropped their full-sized reef net. It was the start of a long-term mission to revitalize the once-celebrated technique for gathering food and bonding community for the Strait Salish people. The web-like net — about the length of a city bus — was suspended between two canoes in an endeavour by a University of Victoria doctoral student who envisions bringing his nation’s fishing style “back to life.” Read the rest here 08:42

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