Crab fishermen protested what they called an unjustified closure of the fishery that would leave 150 boats docked.

Prince Rupert Year in Review: July 2013

The Northern View presents Prince Rupert's year in review for July 2013.

Sockeye fishery closed

Fishermen on the North Coast were dealt a blow in early July when it was announced the Skeena River fishery would be unlikely to open. Initial estimates projected a return between 600,000 and 800,000 as opposed to the 1.05 million needed to open. The fishery never did open and the returns were so low, estimated to be 453,000, that both the food and First Nation fishery on the river were closed for the first time in history.

Sun Wave loses court case

In mid-July, the B.C. Supreme Court struck down Sun Wave Forest Products request to nullify the tax sale that gave the City of Prince Rupert ownership of Watson Island and return the lands to the company. Sun Wave immediately filed an appeal of the ruling.

Zalinski cleanup

The Canadian Coast Guard announced that it would be undertaking a $50 million project to remove oil from the U.S.S. Brigadier General M.G. Zalinski, a Second World War U.S. Army vessel that sank in Grenville Channel near Hartley Bay in 1946.

Watson Island leaks

The B.C. Ministry of Environment responded to an oil leak from Watson Island that was allowing Bunker C oil to drip from a pipe near the dock into the harbour. It was estimated that 1.5 litres of fuel was entering the harbour per day over the course of approximately 10 days. The province paid for the cleanup, but warned a bill may be sent to the city’s court case was settled.

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