NEGOTIATING TEK IN BC SALMON FARMING: Learning from Each Other or Managing Tradition and Eliminating Contention?

TitleNEGOTIATING TEK IN BC SALMON FARMING: Learning from Each Other or Managing Tradition and Eliminating Contention?
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2006
AuthorsSchreiber, D, Newell, D
JournalBC Studies
Pagination79-102
ISBN Number0005-2949
KeywordsAquaculture, Fishing industry, Native North Americans, Salmon, Traditions
Abstract

In the 1990s, the Ahousaht, who are part of the Nuu-chah-nulth Nation, were openly concerned about the impact of salmon farms on their local environment at Clayoquot Sound, on the west coast of Vancouver Island. However, in Sep 2002, the year the province lifted the moratorium on granting new tenures to the industry, the Ahousaht came to an agreement with the main fish farming company in the area. Schreiber and Newell establish a distinction between traditional ecological knowledge, as it is conceived by many resource managers and academics, and as it is understood from the perspective of First Nations communities in coastal British Columbia, using salmon farming in British Columbia, Canada.