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First Nations salmon fishing at Moricetown, a Wet'suwet'en village in Central British Columbia. Photo: Tom / Flickr (CC BY-NC-ND 2.0)

Climate Change Threatens Coastal British Columbia First Nations Fishing Traditions

A new study says climate change threatens fishing traditions that have sustained First Nations along Canada’s Pacific coast for thousands of years. The study found that climate change could reduce fish species such herring and salmon, “which are among the most important species commercially, culturally, and nutritionally for First Nations,” by up to 50 percent by 2050.