UBC STUDY PROPSES CHANGES BETWEEN DFO & FIRST NATIONS RELATIONS
A new study out of the University of British Columbia could change the way policies regarding fisheries and Indigenous human rights are considered.
The study found coastal indigenous people eat on average 15 times more seafood per person than non-indigenous communities within the same country.
Lead researcher Andrews Cisneros-Montemayor says these findings show the scale and significance of seafood consumption by indigenous people.
It highlights the reliance of indigenous communities on marine resources and their increasing vulnerability to climate and ecosystem changes -- prompting the need to consider their cultural identity when discussing marine wildlife policies.