EARLY STUART SOCKEYE ENUMERATION PROGRAM
LATE STUART ADULT ENUMERATION/MARK RE-CAPTURE PROGRAM
CATCH MONITORING PROGRAM
UFFCA/FISH HABITAT RESTORATION INITIATIVE
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The goal of the Fisheries Department is to monitor the early Stuart and late Stuart sockeye runs to ensure that they will be managed and assessed on a regular basis. Maintaining these runs is of utmost importance to our people and we manage them sustainably to ensure the future generations will have the same opportunity as we do today. Salmon, and fish in general, are a mainstay of our traditional diet. It is what our people have relied on for generations. We rely on numerous species of fish get our sustenance throughout the winter and ensuring Tl’azt’en Nation is fully involved in the management of these stocks is the main goal of the Fisheries Department staff.
The Fisheries Department staff offers advice on fisheries related issues with industry (e.g., forestry, pipelines, mining, environmental assessment);
Provide updates to the community on status of sockeye stocks and management decisions concerning those stocks;
Monitor community catch during fishing season;
Represent Tl’azt’en Nation at regional fisheries meetings;
Assist with sturgeon by-catch.