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Heiltsuk heartbroken by herring fishery’s re-start, with RCMP protection

web-bc-herring-fishery23It’s come to this.  The police protection of the controversial herring fishing, on B.C.’s central coast.  Heiltsuk Nation had opposed the return of the large fishing boats for weeks, warning federal fishery officials, that the fishing could wipe out the fragile herring stocks in their traditional waters.,, harsh words for the fishermen. “One of them told his captain to tell us to ‘f-off’ — and I told him to ‘f-off’ and gave him the one finger salute,” said Humchitt.  “After that we toned down, and we asked how much quota they were taking and they just turned their backs on us.” Read the rest here 15:17

Looming conflict between First Nation and feds traps herring fisherman in between.

In Bella Bella, the Heiltsuk Nation is preparing to block any attempts to catch herring by 20 commercial fishing vessels currently anchored in Shearwater, where they wait for fish to begin spawning. Read more here thetyee.ca 08:32