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R v. Douglas, 2007 BCCA 265

In Aboriginal Rights/Defences, Fish Cases on (Updated )

This case involved a dispute between the Cheam First Nation and D.F.O. over D.F.O.’s decision to open a marine sport fishery permitting retention by non-aboriginal fishers of Early Stuart sockeye. This is run of special significance to the Cheam and most of the other First Nations on the Fraser river because (1) it is the first run of the season, …

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