First Nations claim victory in long running fishery court case

A court action which first began back in June of 2003 came to an end on Tuesday as the Nuu-chah-nulth Tribal Council claimed a legal victory after British Columbia Supreme Court Justice Nicole Garson gave the aboriginal people of the west coast of Vancouver Island the right to harvest and sell fish and other seafood in their territory.

Justice Garson recognized the aboriginals’ territory as extending nine nautical miles offshore, not accepting the claim of the 100 miles which they had asserted as well she dismissed their “claims to aboriginal title to their fishing territories are dismissed…

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