Journal of Canadian Studies
This essay focusses on the interactions between Department of Fisheries officials and Aboriginal gillnet fishers over science and fisheries regulations on the Nass and Skeena rivers of northern British Columbia in the 1950s and 1960s. Science was used by Western states to study, order, and regulate the natural world, as well as to justify their expanding intervention. This essay argues that although state officials attempted to use science to regulate the fishery, gain co-operation from the fishers, and mitigate tensions, the strategy did not work entirely as the officials expected. [PUBLICATION ABSTRACT]
Wright, Miriam. (2010). Aboriginal Gillnet Fishers, Science, and the State: Salmon Fisheries Management on the Nass and Skeena Rivers, British Columbia, 1951-1961. Journal of Canadian Studies, 44 (1), 5-35.
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