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Frustrated B.C. chiefs unload on cabinet ministers over fate of salmon

Chief Arnie Lampreau of the Shackan First Nation talked about spending money for the first time last year $750,000 to buy fish for eight Shackan communities, when he could recall being able to fish for ample salmon at their doorsteps decades ago.

Lampreau said he could recall having the same conversations about the need to protect wild salmon when he sat on fisheries committees in the early 2000s, and the only thing that has changed is that we have less fish in our rivers.

I see that we need to take these guys to court, Lampreau said. Lets not sit around waiting here before its too late. If Ive got to pay $750,000 a year to buy fish for my people, Im going to spend that much money in court when our families can no longer go down to the river and fish freely to exercise their rights.

https://vancouversun.com/news/local-news/frustrated-bc-chiefs-unload-cabinet-ministers-over-fate-of-salmon
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