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Federal Court denies B.C. First Nation’s request for more salmon

Friday, January 12, 2018 @ 1:58 PM | By Ian Burns

A Federal Court judge has denied a B.C. First Nation’s attempt to get its allocation of sockeye salmon increased, saying it failed to show why such an increase was necessary and why other species of fish were not adequate to meet its needs.

The decision in Squamish Indian Band v. Canada (Fisheries and Oceans) 2017 FC 1182, stems from a July 2011 request by the Squamish Nation to increase its allocation of sockeye salmon in the Fraser River. In its argument, the Squamish Nation argued “Canadian...