oil tanker traffic | Coastal Guardian Watchmen Network

By: Coastal Guardian Watchmen  09-12-2011

First Nations communities on the Coast have witnessed the depletion of natural resources in their territories occur at an alarming rate. Many traditional food sources such as abalone and eulachon have all but disappeared in certain areas and other species like salmon are severely impacted by resource extraction.


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