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Tensions rise as Heiltsuk demand Central Coast herring fishery be called off

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A Tlingit in Alaska gathering Herring roe,. A Tlingit in Alaska gathering Herring roe,.

MARK HUME, The Globe and Mail, April 1, 2014

Tensions are rising on a remote stretch of British Columbia’s Central Coast, where a commercial herring fleet is gathering to fish in an area long closed because of conservation concerns.

Federal Fisheries Minister Gail Shea overruled her own staff recently in deciding to allow fishing this spring, but as the opening approaches, First Nations are increasingly demanding that the fishery be called off.

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