Lax Kw'alaams loses fishery appeal at B. C. Court of Appeal

Having had their original claim of confirmation on fishery issues refused, the Lax Kw’alaams have now had their their appeal turned down, which was seeking confirmation of fishing rights which entitled them to a native right to harvest and sell all species of fish on a commercial basis in their traditional territory.

In a decision handed down on Wednesday, the B. C. Court of Appeal upheld the decision of the lower court judge earlier this year, which ruled that an ancient trade of grease derived from a species of fish in the past, did not necessarily lead to a modern right to fish for all species…

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