The Canadian Press

2000-08-16 | Native Fishing

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A dispute over native fishing rights escalated between federal fisheries officers and New Brunswick's defiant Burnt Church reserve. Matthew Bailey-Dick, an observer with Toronto's Christian Peacemakers, said a fisheries boat deliberately rammed a native patrol boat he was aboard on Aug. 16 on Miramichi Bay. Members of Burnt Church had dozens of lobster traps in the water and said they had treaty rights to the resource, but the government said their fishery was illegal.

Date: 2000-08-16
Placeline: BURNT CHURCH, New Brunswick.
Source: The Canadian Press
Length: 18 seconds

Transcript Prediction: << after the first time we were rammed some of the DFO yelled at us that we have to get out of there after the second time around they told us that we were all under arrest and then the third time around us more from the back of the boat and that's when they were pushing us through the water with their boat and and Wrecking our boat >>