First Nations members who lost a legal battle to continue protesting at a fish farm off BC’s coast say the decision hasn’t dissuaded them from bringing an end to aquaculture on their territory.
First Nations and environmental activists began occupying the Marine Harvest Canada’s Midsummer Island farm in September.
The company said in a statement it reached out to activists but offers to meet went unanswered.
It said it’s pleased with the BC Supreme Court’s decision delivered Friday to recognize its legal right to operate.
But Karissa Glendale with the ‘Namgis First Nation says she still wants to see an end to fish farming on her territory.
She says this is an example of the courts and governments failing to recognize Indigenous rights and title, and that activists will continue looking for other ways to halt fish farms from operating.
(The Canadian Press)