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Fisheries Negotiations at British Columbia Treaty Tables

In what we see as a positive move for resident anglers of British Columbia, The Minister of Fisheries and Oceans Canada, the Honourable Gail Shea, today issued the following statement:

“The Government of Canada is deferring the negotiation of fisheries components at treaty tables in British Columbia that involve salmon, pending the findings and recommendations of the Commission of Inquiry into the Decline of Sockeye Salmon in the Fraser River. The deferral of fisheries related negotiations will allow for treaty negotiations to be staged so that fish chapters in treaties can be informed by the findings and recommendations of the Inquiry.”

Read the entire ministerial statement.

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