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Who Donald Marshall a Mikmaq fisherman Native and non-native fisherman Supreme Court of Canada and Herb Dhaliwal minister of Fisheries and ocean Where Burnt Church Miramichi Bay Issue Donald Marshall a mikmaq fisherman took a case to the Supreme Court of Canada arguing that a treaty from 1760 gave him aboriginal fishing rights and he won the trail justifying three conviction he had on fishing with out a license fishing off season and fishing with illegal nets After the Court ruled in Marshalls favor many native fisherman started fishing off season as well The Minister of Fisheries and Ocean Herb Dhaliwal than banned fishing from the Miramichi Bay to conserve the sea life which is being endangered by the off season fishing The Minister of Fisheries and Ocean explained that the lobster are being caught before they have time to reproduce themselves but aboriginal fisherman fought that the federal fishing regulations did not apply to them and that they would continue fishing Also that they had their own way of conserving and keeping track of the lobster in the Miramichi bay Non- native fisherman angry with the choices currently made destroyed and vandalized native fishing traps to prevent them from fishing The Indigenous people concerned with the safety of their people put native warriors at the bay to protect any native traps or native fisherman from being harmed There still continues to be violent confrontation and threats between native and non-native fisherman over the Marshall decision till this day The question asked by many is which is more important the right of aboriginal people or the conservation of Canadas natural resources The Supreme Court of Canada and the Minister of Fisheries and Ocean continue to look for a solution that will satisfy all parties involved in this matter Bibliography 1 wwwnewsworldcbcca This site had reliable news coverage and facts The information was non
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