Fisheries Program

The Metlakatla Fisheries Program (MFP) is responsible for monitoring the marine resources in Metlakatla territory, and administering the community's Aboriginal Fisheries Strategy agreements with the Department of Fisheries and Oceans. MFP assesses and reviews fisheries management plans, policies and regulations of government inclusive of environmental and habitat protection. MFP also participates in environmental assessments of proposed projects within Metlakatla territory.

For regular updates on ATP license postings, beach openings and closures, the results of local PSP tests, and other updates from our program, please check out our News Feed, as well as our other Fisheries pages:

  • Food Fish Program

    The Food Fish program is sponsored by Metlakatla Governing Council, Development Corporation and the Stewardship office and administered by the Fisheries program. The Fisheries program compensates Metlakatla fishermen for expenses like fuel and wear on their boats, and they catch and deliver salmon/halibut for the membership, especially those who would not otherwise have access. This program is not the only means for members to access fish.

  • ATP Licensing

    The Metlakatla Fisheries Program has access to the Department of Fisheries and Oceans Allocation Transfer Program (APT) liscense. These licenses are available to be leased out to the membership. 

    Metlakatla Fisheries Department has the following commercial liceses:

    • Area B crab  
    • Area C salmon gillnet
    • Area A salmon sein
    • Prawn - Coast wide
    • 2 halibut live/quota (10 k lbs ea)

    Metlakatla Development Corporation also manages the following license: