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Indigenous commercial fishers in Prince Rupert face late start from delayed licences

Editors note: More than 40 fishermen operated out of Cortes Island in the 1970’s. Mike Manson remembers the years when there were usually several fishing boats trolling within sight of his home. Now there are one or two boats and neither of them fish in our waters – See Four Decades of Gillnetting on Cortes Island.

By Kaitlyn Bailey,  Prince Rupert Northern View, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter

Northern Native Fishing Corporation (NNFC) fishers lost five salmon harvest days after there was a delay from Fisheries and Oceans Canada (DFO) in issuing their licences, Mabel Mazurek, general manager at NNFC, said on July 26.

The missed days on the river cost the fisherman thousands of dollars of income and caused them a lot of added stress, Mazurek said.

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