Police at one of the occupation sites, Oct. 13. Photo by Alexandra Morton.
The Council of Canadians Kent County chapter in New Brunswick has expressed solidarity with the Musgamagw Dzawada’enuxw, Namgis, Mamlilikula. Ma’amtagila and Tlowitsis nations and their occupation of three fish farms situated on their territories in British Columbia without free, prior and informed consent.
The Canadian Press reports, "First Nations occupying several fish farms off the northeast coast of Vancouver Island say tensions are rising after protesters were served with injunctions [on Monday October 16]. A news release from the protesters says RCMP and representatives from Fisheries and Oceans Canada and [Norwegian-owned] fish farm company Marine Harvest have arrived near Alert Bay in the Broughton Archipelago. They say the injunction applications are due to be heard in court [today, Wednesday October 18] but add police have no jurisdiction to remove them and protesters are concerned about the escalation of what they describe as tactical teams in advance of the court hearing."