News Category: Stewardship

Metlakatla Aquatic Resources is now accepting applications for the 2021-2022 Communal ATP license program. Click here to download the application and please note the application deadlines.

Hello members, we would like to let you know that the 2020 Census will be taking place November 9-December 7, 2020.

Due to the current COVID-19 pandemic, we will not be able to go door to door, unless under special circumstances. Members will be able to do the census over the phone, the internet, or by filling out a paper copy which will be left in mailboxes to complete. Our assistants will be readily available to help each of you to complete forms if you have any difficulties.

Click here to review a call for members to participate in the Coast Ts'msyen Food Security Working Group. 

Please note that there will be a community meeting regarding the future of clam harvesting in the Metlakatla territory. Click here for more information.

Metlakatla Aquatic Resources invites Metlakatla fishers to apply for the 2019 ATP communal commercial licenses. If you are interested in leasing one of these licenses, please complete the application attached above, and drop the application off in person or email to dbuerk@metlakatla.ca or wbeynon@metlakatla.ca.

Metlakatla Aquatic Resources (MAR) is now accepting halibut as part of the 2018 food fish distribution program.  Any fishers interested in participating this year should review the rules and regulations in this document, and leave a signed and completed copy with MAR staff.  Any band members interested in receiving halibut, please ensure that the band office has your up-to-date contact information.

Metlakatla Aquatic Resources would like to remind fishermen that the ATP salmon seine and gillnet licenses will be leased out next month.  If a band member is interested in leasing one of these licenses, please complete the application found here. More information and requirements for the program can be found here.

Metlakatla Aquatics Resources (formerly Metlakatla Fisheries) would like to inform the membership that there have been large schools of herring, and several sites of herring spawn observed outside of the community. Members are advised to set their branches and boughs in the sites soon if they would like to harvest roe.

Sites are as follows:

Active spawn observed around Pearl Harbour Island group with an estimated length of 2.4 nm. Spot spawn on Flat top Island, Mist Island, along the western shore of Burnt Cliff and South Island.

The Metlakatla Stewardship Society is hosting a community information meeting at the Highliner Inn on Wednesday, December 13. All interested in attending are asked to contact Patty Sankey at the phone number or email address listed on the attached poster.

Click here for more information on the Metlakatla Fisheries Department's 2018 Communal Allocation Transfer Program and click here to download the application form for participation in the program.

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