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5 First Nations in B.C. get green light to start commercial crab fishery – APTN News

They’ve been fighting for the inherent right to harvest food from the sea for decades.

Five Nuu-Chah-Nulth Nations are preparing to exercise their right to harvest crab commercially on Vancouver Island.

The First Nations say they will collaborate with B.C. Crab Fishers Association to build a sustainable fishery in their territory.

Wickaninnish Cliff Atleo of Ahousaht First Nation welcomes news that Nuu-chah-nulth will start to harvest crabs commercially.

Atleo says late last year Fisheries and Oceans Canada (DFO) sent a notice that they could participate in the commercial crab fishery.

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