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Herring fishery reopened despite First Nations' claims

CANADA
Tuesday, March 03, 2015, 03:40 (GMT + 9)

A court of justice dismissed the application by five First Nations for an interlocutory injunction to close the West Coast of Vancouver Island roe herring fishery. The judge ruled that that the First Nation applicants had not been able to demonstrate the required "real and substantial" irreparable harm to grant an injunction, the Herring Industry Advisory Board (HIAB) reported. This oily fish has not been fished in three coastal pockets since 2005 due to over-fishing concerns and is believed to be in a seriously fragile state. For her part, BC Seafood Alliance Executive Director Christina Burridge, remarked: "The federal court decision upholds the authority of the Minister to manage, conserve and develop Canada's fisheries for the benefit of all Canadians." Burridge also pointed out: "The Minister's decision to open a modest, precautionary West... FULL STORY

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