Skeena Fisheries Commission membership has evolved over the years, and currently includes the Gitxsan, Gitanyow, and Wet’suwet’en First Nations.
Membership is open to all First Nations in the Skeena Watershed, and the Skeena Fisheries Commission Technical Committee is open to all First Nations with an interest in the management of Skeena fisheries.
Our work is driven by the communities we serve, to advance their priorities and support their fishing rights. We receive guidance and direction from our Commissioners, who are Hereditary Title Holders from each of our Member Nations.
Gitxsan Commissioner: Charlie Muldon
The Gitxsan Lax Yip (territory) spans 33,000 square kilometers and includes the Babine, Bulkley, and Kispiox Rivers and sections of both the Skeena and Nass watersheds.
For more information please visit www.gitksanwatershed.com
Gitanyow Commissioner: Glen Williams
The Gitanyow Lax Yip (territory) includes large sections of 2 major watersheds, the Kitwanga and Nass Rivers. It also includes significant sections of the upper Kispiox River in the Swan Lakes area, a tributary to the Skeena River.
For more information please visit www.gitanyowfisheries.com
Wet’suwet’en Commissioner: Walter Joseph
The Wet’suwet’en Nation is on the Bulkley River and around Burns Lake, Broman Lake, and Francois Lake, and spans 22,000 square kilometers. Wetʼsuwetʼen means “People of the Wa Dzun Kwuh River” (Bulkley River).
For more information please visit www.wetsuweten.com