This comment engages in an analysis of the response by regional branches of the Department of Fisheries and Oceans to the SCC's 1990 decision in R. v. Sparrow. The decision recognized aboriginal fishery rights and mandated increased consideration and consultation for aboriginals when setting quotas for regional fisheries. The comment examines differing strategies implemented in British Columbia and the Yukon, concluding that a new approach is required in British Columbia if the consultation mandated by Sparrow is to be meaningfully implemented.
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Anna J Pugh, "Meeting the Spirit of Sparrow: The Regional Fisheries Committee as a Management Model in Canada" (2003) 12 Dal J Leg Stud 267.