Salmon Wars: The Battle for the West Coast Salmon Fishery

Salmon Wars: The Battle for the West Coast Salmon Fishery

by Dennis Brown

Paperback

$25.95

Overview

Shortlisted for 2006 George Ryga Award for Social Awareness in B.C. Writing and Publishing

In this remarkable book, author Dennis Brown reviews the history of the West Coast salmon resource with such comprehensiveness and clarity that even those closest to the issue will find themselves viewing it with new understanding. Brown places the reader at the centre of the controversies surrounding the Canada-United States Pacific Salmon Treaty, the subsequent Alaska ferry blockade and other highly charged media events while analyzing the motivations of key decision makers with a flair that makes for an invigorating read. Salmon Wars: The Battle for the West Coast Salmon Fishery is a landmark study of this crucial subject.

"I can think of no more devoted or passionate observer than Dennis Brown. His account of the changing fortunes of Canada's West Coast salmon fishery, and of the people and communities whose lives and livelihoods are intertwined with that precious resource, should not be missed. This is a story that has been waiting to be told."
—Yves Fortier, Canada's chief negotiator, Pacific Salmon Treaty (1993-1998)

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781550173512
Publisher: Harbour Publishing Company, Limited
Publication date: 05/03/2005
Pages: 408
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author

Dennis Brown, a member of a third generation fishing family, was born and raised in Vancouver. He was educated at the University of British Columbia, where he studied English literature and political science. In 1980, he joined the staff of the United Fishermen and Allied Workers Union and worked as the union's Fraser Valley organizer, dealing primarily with the gillnet and troll fleets. In 1990 he was elected to the post of business agent of the UFAWU and three years later he became secretary-treasurer. In 1996 he was hired as Premier Glen Clark's special advisor on the Pacific Salmon Treaty. He lives in Burnaby, BC.

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