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B.C. bands celebrate Supreme Court of Canada decision upholding First Nations fishing rights

Mark Hume, Globe and Mail, Jan 31 2014 - 10:15

Five bands on the West Coast of Vancouver Island are hailing as "a major legal victory" a decision by the Supreme Court of Canada that confirms the right of native people to fish and to sell their catch. The decision ends a long legal battle and is expected to give First Nations greater opportunities to catch and market salmon, cod, halibut, crab and other species.