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Metlakatla Fisheries would like to designate one or two fisherman to participate in a potential economic demonstration fishery that will follow the next Area 4 commercial gillnet salmon fishery.

Candidates must have their Fisher's Registration Card (FRC) in order to participate, the vessel can be a commercial or non-commercial FV. The vessel must be equipped with a revival box for non-allocated species.

The Metlakatla Lands Department is having a Video Contest. We are asking Metlakatla Members to record yourselves, telling us what you feel are the benefits of having a Land Code, or if you are supporting the Metlakatla Land Code. These are just a couple of examples, we want to see your creativity and positivity! Winners will be chosen at random and announced on Monday, October 3, 2016. 

Metlakatla residents are invited to a free lunch on July 25 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. for a community business forum presented by ThriveNorth in partnership with Futurpreneur Canada and Prince Rupert LNG.

Please note that, as per the most recent Notice of Election and the Metlakatla Election Code, electronic voting will not be included in the August 19 Chief and Council election.

If you are not able to attend a polling station, please ensure you complete and mail your ballot to Electoral Officer Lawrence Lewis. Mail-in ballots not received by the Electoral Officer before the end of voting hours (8 p.m. on August 19), 2016, will not be opened, recorded or counted.

Notice to band members and fishers:
Due to slow returns, Metlakatla Fisheries (MFP) will be distributing sockeye at the rate of 10 sockeye per member, and maximum of 40 per household, until abundance allows for distribution of the full allocation. MFP staff would like to remind fishers that the program is responsible for distribution, and there are still elders and members without fishing capacity that need to receive sockeye before moving onto other band members.

The Metlakatla Fisheries Department is undertaking food fish distribution and asks all members to please be patient and respectful of Metlakatla Fisheries staff. We will attempt to reach out to each member on the contact list, but are working to address the food fish needs of elders, members traveling from out-of-town and members without the ability to harvest their own food fish first.

Click here to view the final list of candidates in the Metlakatla Election, scheduled for August 19, 2016.

Click here to view the preliminary Nomination Meeting results. These are the preliminary results - it is not the final candidates list - this list may be subject to change.

All Metlakatla members welcome! Join us to celebrate the grand opening and blessing of our new sports field and skate park! Come out and watch the skate park demonstration, play bubble soccer, and eat some yummy lunch!

For this special grand opening, there will be a ferry leaving Prince Rupert at 11:15 a.m. and returning from Metlakatla at 3:30 p.m. Space is limited and passengers will be accommodated on a first-come, first serve basis.

To All Member Boat Owners,

The annual food fish program is now taking place and members are excited about receiving food fish this year.

Please be advised Metlakatla Governing Council does not want vessels of any size tying up at the Prince Rupert dock any longer than a day and no overnighting on the outside of the dock during the food fish program. This space is required for vessels off-loading food fish in Prince Rupert.

Signs are posted in clear view stating long term moorage is not permitted due to limited space for moorage.

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