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Enough Already, say First Nations - Alberni Valley Times


Enough Already, say First Nations - Alberni Valley Times: The Enough Already campaign was launched this summer by the Ahousaht, Ehattesaht/Chinekint, Hesquiaht, Mowachaht/Muchalaht, and Tla-o-qui-aht First Nations to pressure the federal government to develop a plan recognizing their rights to fish and sell fish in their traditional coastal territories. In 2009 the B.C. Supreme Court upheld those rights in a ruling and in 2014 the Supreme Court of Canada denied an appeal from the federal government.

The five First Nations, which belong to the Nuu-chah-nulth Tribal Council, have organized two fisheries: Gooseneck Barnacles, and Chinook Salmon, under the trade name Ha'oom Nuu-chah-nulth Wild Seafood. Their website is But plans to develop their fisheries have stalled as they wait for the government to move forward on an agreement, according to the NTC.

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