Fraser River Fishermen's Strikes

FRASER RIVER FISHERMEN'S STRIKES, 1900–01, were attempts by fishers supplying salmon to the canneries at the mouth of the FRASER R to fix a minimum price for their catch. As the 1900 season began, the employers, organized as the Fraser River Canners Assoc, offered 20¢ per fish, the price to fall as the size of the catch increased. Fishers were divided by race: FIRST NATIONS had their own organizations; the JAPANESE formed the Japanese Fishermen's Benevolent Society; whites created a separate...

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