Not guilty pleas in fish fight

The Canadian Press
Tuesday, November 9, 1999

MIRAMICHI, N.B. Several people facing close to 60 charges following a dispute over the native fishery in Burnt Church, N.B., entered pleas of not guilty Monday.

The charges were laid after vandalism and violence broke out Oct. 3 when thousands of native lobster traps were hauled from Miramichi Bay and destroyed. A non-native cottage was also torched.

Non-native fishermen claimed they were only trying to stop natives from fishing out of season.