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Tsawwassen First Nation fisherman fighting U.S. over native fishing rights

South Delta Leader = A Tsawwassen First Nation fisherman caught with $4,000 worth of Dungeness crab about 700 metres south of the Point Roberts border has found himself embroiled in a court case that could have broad implications for First Nations fishing rights. Steven Stark, 34, is an elected member of the TFN legislature and sole provider for his wife and three children. He is on trial for illegal fishing in the U.S., and faces up to a $10,000 fine or one year in prison if convicted. continued