The B.C. Court of Appeal has ruled a Vancouver Island First Nation has the right to conduct commercial fisheries.

The 10-year legal fight over fish and shellfish fisheries wound its way to the Supreme Court of Canada before the final word was released Wednesday from the province’s appeal court. The Nuu-chah-nulth went to court saying its people have been fishing and trading their catch long before Europeans arrived, and that translates to modern-commercial fishing rights. [email protected]

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