Effective First Nations engagement in fisheries science, policy, planning, and decision making

Fisheries and aquatic resources are vitally important to Skeena First Nations. We support the inherent rights of our Member Nations and their active role in managing and protecting fish populations and habitat in their territories.

Skeena First Nations strive to be meaningfully engaged in all fisheries and environmental science, policy, planning, and legislative processes that impact fish, habitat, and watershed health within their territories. We provide technical capacity to support effective participation in decision-making processes, and expert analysis to ensure that Indigenous rights are protected and upheld in government and industry initiatives.

Technical programs, research, and policy support to protect fish and habitat

Our robust aquatic science programs provide critical data and information to inform fisheries priorities, objectives, and decision making for our membership. Provincial and federal governments also use information from our programs to support shared fisheries management and conservation objectives in the Skeena Watershed and beyond.


We develop and implement stock assessment, monitoring, and scientific research programs to support fisheries and aquatic resource management.

Photo: Chum salmon telemetry project


We assess the potential environmental impacts of proposed industrial development projects within the territories of Skeena Watershed First Nations.

Photo: Gitanyow Lake limnology survey


We analyze environmental policy and science initiatives by governments and industry proponents to ensure the protection of Indigenous Rights.

Photo: Hydroacoustic study on Morice Lake (Wedzin Bin)