FSMB (The Board)

The Board’s role is outlined in the 2019 Fraser Salmon Collaborative Management Agreement (FSCMA), in the FSMB Terms of Reference and in a growing body of protocols and procedures which FSMB has been working to develop. The board holds formal monthly meeting, with additional focussed work conducted at task group meetings in between.

FSMB’s work is supported by the Joint Technical Committee, which consists of 5 DFO and 5 FSMC reps. The DFO and FSMC JTC co-chairs attend monthly FSMB meetings, as do DFO and FSMC support staff who assist in implementing FSMB decisions.

FSMB’s work is guided by its annual work plan, which is developed and implemented collaboratively. The FSCMA also requires FSMB’s Independent Chair to produce an annual report on progress in implementing the agreement.

All board decisions are by consensus.

FSMB members:

  • Independent Chair: Marcel Shepert
  • Christine Ciesielski, FSMC Upper Fraser
  • Pat Matthew, FSMC Mid Fraser
  • Mike Baird, FSMC Lower Fraser
  • Tony Roberts Jr, FSMC Approach
  • Jeff Grout, DFO
  • Linda Higgins, DFO
  • Al Magnan, DFO
  • Duncan Stephen, DFO

Annual Reports

2020/21 Annual Report

2021/22 Annual Report


August 2022: Fraser Sockeye Management Recommendation

Implementation: 2022 Fraser Sockeye FSC Increase

February 2023: FSMB Update — Fraser Sockeye & Chinook


2021/22 FSMB Work Plan

2022/23 FSMB Work Plan