No2 District Fishermens Association

No2 District Fishermens Association

The No. 2 District Fishermen’s Association operated out of Port Essington, BC. It was incorporated on 22 January 1940. It also incorporated the Skeena Japanese Fishermen’s Association, located at Prince Rupert, BC. People associated with this file include Sukeeman Arakawa (president), Kunisaburo Miwa (vice president, also president of the Skeena Jaapanese Fishermen’s Association), Tomekichi Mio (treasurer), and George Genzo Kitagawa (secretary).


OrgNameNo2 District Fishermens Association
Custodian Identification Number15731


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