The Fraser Salmon Management Council is a Tier 1 (First Nations only) governance body that successfully concluded a historic agreement with Fisheries and Oceans Canada (DFO). The Fraser Salmon Management Agreement was ratified by more than 80% of the FSMC’s 76 Signatory Nations, and was signed by Minister Wilkinson and FSMC President Darren Haskell on July 5, 2019 at Katzie First Nation.
This Agreement puts First Nations at the decision-making table for the management of Fraser River salmon by stipulating a truly collaborative process and structure. Preparations for implementation of the Agreement (target date October 1, 2019) are underway.
This edition, with the article on Greg and Murray, brought tears. Please pass on my regards to them both. Their commitment to exercising their rights is truly inspiring and I am so happy to see them alive and well and continuing the work/tradition that is so necessary. I very much appreciate and enjoy receiving the WST.
– Neil Todd, retired, former FSMC (FRAFS) Operations Manager