25 posts but only 4 posts that directly address the issue. Let's steer this thread back on topic.
Fisheries mismanagement is notoriously devastating to economies and the environment. The United Nations estimates $50 billion dollars annually is lost as a result of overfishing. A reality that Newfoundland is painfully familiar with through the loss of 40,000 jobs with the Cod stocks collapse. In their article, "Impacts of biodiversity loss on ocean ecosystem services," Boris Worm and his colleagues estimate, stocks of all species currently harvested will collapse by 2048. A devastating effect to economies and the environment which could be irrecoverable. In the over 20 years since the collapse, the Cod stocks have improved very little.
Given this, I'm inclined to consider the Stz’uminus cautions seriously. The Stz’uminus request for consultation is likely not unreasonable. I'm not familiar with their specific treaty negotiations, but Tsawwassen's consultation is effectively no more than a guarantee that an official letter to the minister will be read. We're not talking veto powers. In that letter, they're able to convey knowledge of the fisheries that is centuries old. I think that's a valuable resource.
Do I think this blockade will amount to anything too serious? No, not in a direct sense. Indigenous people globally look to the success of the Oka blockade for the Mohawks and are inspired by it, but the Stz’uminus are likely thinking this is more for publicity than anything. I wish them luck in what seems to be a laudable objective.