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Fisheries Department is in a co-management setting with the Department
of Fisheries and Oceans under an Aboriginal Fisheries Strategy (AFS) agreement.
Under this agreement, a work plan is followed that both the Department
of Fisheries and Oceans (DFO) and the Tsilhqot’in National Government
Chiefs have negotiated. All work plans within the agreement is under the
direction of the Tsilhqot’in Chiefs, and there is no work initiated
without the consent of the Chiefs.
The Fishery Program runs throughout
the entire year, with most of the field projects running in conjunction
with the annual salmon run. There is an average of seven projects throughout
the year, and these projects employ approximately thirty individuals.
With the projects running throughout the summer, when a high number of
people are on holidays, gives the Fisheries Department an opportunity
to hear concerns surrounding the Fisheries and other areas of Fisheries
work, thus giving the opportunity to make changes or adjustments to the
At present, the Fisheries Department
is in the process of preparing for the new fishing season. The Fisheries
Department is renewing the projects for the new season.