The Canadian Press

1997-05-26 | Salmon-War-Seizure

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Ottawa began strictly enforcing regulations after the collapse of the Pacific Salmon treaty talks in mid-May. US fishing boats entering Canadian waters were told to "hail and stow." They had to radio in and say they were coming into Canadian waters. They also had to stow their fishing gear below decks so there was no chance they would fish while transiting Canadian waters. Four US fishing boats were seized and charged. BC Premier Glen Clark admitted the measures would trigger a negative reaction in the US, but he said it was worth it.

Date: 1997-05-26
Placeline: Vancouver, BC, Canada
Source: The Canadian Press
Length: 23 seconds

Transcript Prediction: << again we're not doing this to be provocative, for the sole purpose of course sort of, you know poking the essence of what we're doing is to try to get their attention to try to get a salmon treaty so hopefully we get their attention maybe some noise I'm sure from United States and sit down to get a treaty quickly and, and be good neighbors as we want to be >>

Clip ID: 19970526CPCN001