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First-ever aboriginal fishing ban on Skeena

The Canadian Press

Aug. 13/13

TERRACE, B.C. – Aboriginal people in British Columbia who rely on Skeena River sockeye are facing some extremely difficult decisions as sockeye salmon returns plunge to historic lows.

Lake Babine Chief Wilf Adam was on his way to Smithers, B.C., on Monday for a discussion about whether to entirely shut down the food fishery on Lake Babine, something he said would be drastic and unprecedented — but may ultimately be necessary.

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