B.C. First Nation files lawsuit to evict fish farms from territorial waters

CTV News January 12, 2019:

In B.C.’s remote Kingcome Inlet, the Dzawada’enuxw First Nation is fighting to remove all fish farms from their traditional territory — farms that they say they never approved.

To evict the 10 area fish farms, the Dzawada’enuxw have launched a lawsuit against the federal government, claiming that Ottawa failed to consult with them when allowing fish farming in the region.

“Our membership said zero tolerance,” Chief Willie Moon, the elected and hereditary leader of the Dzawada’enuxw, said at a Jan. 10 press conference in Vancouver. “Get those fish farms out of the water!”

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