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Metlakatla Aquatic Resources (MAR) is now accepting halibut as part of the 2018 food fish distribution program.  Any fishers interested in participating this year should review the rules and regulations in this document, and leave a signed and completed copy with MAR staff.  Any band members interested in receiving halibut, please ensure that the band office has your up-to-date contact information.

Metlakatla Aquatic Resources would like to remind fishermen that the ATP salmon seine and gillnet licenses will be leased out next month.  If a band member is interested in leasing one of these licenses, please complete the application found here. More information and requirements for the program can be found here.

Volunteers wanted:
 
We are looking for volunteer Metlakatla members experienced in the Post Secondary Education System to participate on Metlakatla’s Education Committee. The deadline for the posting is April 13.
 
Please contact Jeanne Leighton at jleighton@metlakatla.ca or 250-628-3234 for more information or to put your name forward.
The Metlakatla Lands Department is looking for two members with an open skiff to assist with a two-day shoreline clean-up project around Metlakatla Village.
 
Members must be able and willing to haul shoreline debris from the beach and low water inter-tidal zone onto their skiff for transport to a central refuse bin.
 
Dates and times of the clean-up will depend on tides but it is expected to occur in April or May.
 

Metlakatla Aquatics Resources (formerly Metlakatla Fisheries) would like to inform the membership that there have been large schools of herring, and several sites of herring spawn observed outside of the community. Members are advised to set their branches and boughs in the sites soon if they would like to harvest roe.

Sites are as follows:

Active spawn observed around Pearl Harbour Island group with an estimated length of 2.4 nm. Spot spawn on Flat top Island, Mist Island, along the western shore of Burnt Cliff and South Island.

Click here to view an invitiation to a career fair for Metlakatla members on Friday, March 2 at the North Coast Convention Centre.

Please see the attached notice from the Metlakatla Employment Coordinator regarding ILWU applications.

Attention members in Metlakatla and Prince Rupert:

The Metlakatla Treaty Office will be hosting two meetings on January 17 to provide an update on treaty negotiations and gain information on the importance of Metlakatla’s shared reserves. This meeting is for members only.

Metlakatla: January 17, 2017 – 9:30 a.m. lunch provided
Metlakatla Multi-purpose Room

Prince Rupert: January 17, 2017 – 6:30 p.m. Dinner provided
Location to be announced (based on # of
people attending)

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The Metlakatla Stewardship Society is hosting a community information meeting at the Highliner Inn on Wednesday, December 13. All interested in attending are asked to contact Patty Sankey at the phone number or email address listed on the attached poster.

The Metlakatla Lands Department wll be hosting two community open houses next week - on December 5 in Metlakatla and on December 6 in Prince Rupert - to gather information and feedback from members about the Metlakatla Reserve Land Use Plan. See the attached poster for more information.

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