June 19, 2018: The Dzawada̱ʼenux̱w First Nation is turning to the courts to try and stop the operation of open-net fish farms in the waters in the Broughton Archipelago off the coast of British Columbia.
On Tuesday morning the nation, located in the Kingcome Inlet area of the Central Coast, filed an application for an injunction in the B.C. Supreme Court. The application was an attempt to stop the province from issuing new tenures to nine fish farms operating in the waters the nation claims Aboriginal title over.
The fish farms specified in the injunction application are operated by Marine Harvest Canada and Cermaq Canada.
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