Fraser River Fishermen's Protective and Benevolent Association

FRASER RIVER FISHERMEN'S PROTECTIVE AND BENEVOLENT ASSOCIATION, formed 20 May 1893, was the first union of fishers in BC. They organized to secure a wage increase, maintain the price paid for fish by the canners, ban American boats from the FRASER R and exclude JAPANESE fishers from the industry. When canners ignored their demands, members of the association tied up their boats on 14 July, and the strike lasted 10 days. Canners brought in strikebreakers and forced the fishers back to work, but...

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