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Non-Natives to challenge First Nation fishery

A court in British Columbia has given non-Native fisherman permission to challenge a First Nation fishery.

The non-Natives contend the Native-only fishery on the Fraser River is illegal. But the B.C. Supreme Court in July ruled that it wasn't discriminatory.

About 140 non-Natives were arrested after fishing on the river. They were given suspended sentences and ordered to pay $100 fines by another court.

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Court rulings come down on both sides of aboriginal fishery (CBC 11/9)

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