The objectives of Musqueam Fisheries are to:
- develop financial and administrative stability;
- ensure community confidence and respect through clearly defined policy framework;
- improve relationships and external partner confidence;
- enhance safety and security of Aboriginal Fisheries Offices (AFO);
- enhance stewardship role to “protect the Homelands”; and
- strive for open and transparent communication with community.
What we do
- Protect and enhance the inherent fishing rights of Musqueam, consistent with the Sparrow Supreme Court ruling.
- Ensure aquatic resource protection through consultation and negotiation with the Department of Fisheries and adjacent First Nation communities.
- Perform fisheries management cooperatively with the Department of Fisheries and Oceans.
- Responsible for monitoring, reporting, and ensuring compliance with regulations.
- Engage in economic development by examining fish sale opportunities and other species allocation transfers, creating business partnerships with the Tla’amin and Tsleil-Waututh Nations, and conducting employee training.
- Update policies and procedures to improve performance in a complex and changing environment.
Contact: Laura Sparrow, Manager
The fisheries and environmental stewardship departments make up the Musqueam Natural Resources Service Group. Watch the video below to learn more.