March 23, 2015
An open letter to Jim Pattison, Chairman and CEO of the Jim Pattison Group:
The Heiltsuk Nation has prohibited a commercial seine and gillnet sac roe herring
fishery for Area 7 on the Central Coast from taking place in 2015.
Our Nation has attempted to relay this message on multiple occasions, most recently
at a meeting between Gladstone Reconciliation Society representatives and the
Herring Industry Advisory Board on March 16th in Vancouver. It appears that our
efforts to protect the herring stocks have fallen on deaf ears again.