News Category: Stewardship

The Metlakatla Stewardship Society is accepting applications from Metlakatla members to sit on the Cumulative Effect Management (CEM) Working Group.

This is a reminder to all Metlakatla members that there will be a two-day forum on January 13 and 14 at the North Coast Convention Centre to discuss the formation of a Metlakatla Culture and Heritage program. More information can be found on the poster below.

Anyone interested in attending is asked to email lreeve@metlakatla.ca to confirm.

 

Metlakatla Stewardship Society will be having a meeting with an update on the Aurora LNG Environmental Assessment on Digby Island. There will also be a meal, presentation, and a question and answer period for either the Aurora or Metlakatla Stewardship Staff. 

The meeting is on Thursday, November 24, 2016.

Metlakatla 
In the Community Hall at 11:30 a.m - 1:30 p.m 

Prince Rupert
In the North Coast Convention Centre (bottom of Chances) at 6:00 p.m - 8:30 p.m

Under agreement with the Metlakatla Band Council, Fisheries and Oceans Canada is opening portions of Area 4 for food, social and ceremonial harvesting of cockles (Clinocardium nuttallii) and Butter Clams (Saxidomus igantea) for the Metlakatla First Nation only. Recent acceptable biotoxin monitoring results permit this opening.
 

Metlakatla Fisheries would like to designate one or two fisherman to participate in a potential economic demonstration fishery on Sunday, August 21.

Candidates must have their Fisher's Registration Card (FRC) in order to participate, the vessel can be a commercial or non-commercial FV. The vessel must be equipped with a revival box for non-allocated species.

The online link for the annual Metlakatla Member Census is now online.

Members 15 and over and living in the traditional territory are encouraged to complete the Census at their convenience between now and August 26, with everyone completing a census form entered to win a number of prizes.

The complete Census can be found at https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/MMC_2016

Metlakatla Fisheries would like to designate one or two fisherman to participate in a potential economic demonstration fishery that will follow the next Area 4 commercial gillnet salmon fishery.

Candidates must have their Fisher's Registration Card (FRC) in order to participate, the vessel can be a commercial or non-commercial FV. The vessel must be equipped with a revival box for non-allocated species.

Notice to band members and fishers:
Due to slow returns, Metlakatla Fisheries (MFP) will be distributing sockeye at the rate of 10 sockeye per member, and maximum of 40 per household, until abundance allows for distribution of the full allocation. MFP staff would like to remind fishers that the program is responsible for distribution, and there are still elders and members without fishing capacity that need to receive sockeye before moving onto other band members.

The Metlakatla Fisheries Department is undertaking food fish distribution and asks all members to please be patient and respectful of Metlakatla Fisheries staff. We will attempt to reach out to each member on the contact list, but are working to address the food fish needs of elders, members traveling from out-of-town and members without the ability to harvest their own food fish first.

Metlakatla fisheries is now accepting halibut and sockeye from fishers as part of the 2016 Food Fish Distribution program.

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