Overview of SFC
Each First Nation retains respective fisheries program managers, with program staff usually composed of enforcement personnel, biologists, and technicians. 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.
The SFC Technical Committee meets on a monthly basis with Department of Fisheries and Oceans biologists to plan and report on initiatives that include stock assessment, habitat assessment and status, water quality studies, limnological surveys, and selective harvest techniques and to discuss current fisheries research, issues in fisheries biology, and outcomes in fisheries management.