About

The Skeena Fisheries Commission (SFC) is the Skeena Watershed aboriginal organization that focuses on fisheries management, science, and conservation. The SFC signatories are the First Nations with traditional territory in the Skeena drainage and the adjacent north coast of British Columbia. This includes the Gitxsan, Gitanyow, and Wet’suwet’en nations. The Commission, as directed by signatory First Nations, responds to management and access priorities relating to the broad aboriginal interest in the fisheries resource.

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Overview

The Skeena Fisheries Commission Technical Committee is largely composed of fisheries program staff. SFC Nations place a premium on local capacity development, with many of the local community college fisheries technician programs taught from SFC-developed curricula. SFC has a known administrative and delivery capacity.

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Publications

The SFC signatories are the First Nations with traditional territory in the Skeena drainage and the adjacent north coast of British Columbia. This includes the Gitxsan, Gitanyow, and Wet’suwet’en Nations. The Commission, as directed by signatory First Nations, responds to management and access priorities relating to the broad aboriginal interest in the fisheries resource.

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Weekly Chinook Update

Over the last two years, the Skeena First Nations Technical Committee (SFNTC) has developed an in-season model to forecast Skeena Chinook returns based on the Tyee Test fishery. A retrospective analysis has demonstrated that this Chinook model is as accurate as the sockeye model currently used to manage Skeena sockeye fisheries. The SFNTC will distribute weekly Skeena Chinook updates throughout the 2020 season.

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