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INDEPTH: FISHING
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CBC News Online | May 9, 2005

For centuries, fishing has been central to the economy of Atlantic Canada. In the last couple of years, however, fishing in the region has become synonymous with conflict. It all revolved around a decision from Canada's top court, and a variety of interpretations of that ruling.

The decision was meant to clarify native fishing rights. But the different interpretations led to even more confusion and confrontation. Native fishermen maintained government regulations did not apply to them, that the ruling said they could regulate their own natural resources. The government disagreed, and fisheries officers tried to enforce their rules.

The tension started in 1999 and spilled over into the summer of 2000. Disputes in the 2001 season are proving that the problems aren't over yet.

In this section we take an indepth look at native fishing in the Maritimes. It includes the court case itself and the efforts to reach a deal with the different parties. We also provide an archive of relevant stories and links to related sites.






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