The Fisheries Program coordinates activities and advise on fisheries, seafood and habitat throughout our traditional territory including deMamiel, Charters, Ayum and Muir Creeks and Jordan River.
The department’s work includes:
- Stock assessment of crab, prawn, shrimp, etc;
- T’Sou-ke clam tenures for depuration harvesting;
- Halibut quota and food fishery for the Ocean Sunset and Lady Avril;
- Harvesting salmon, crab and prawns for community cultural nights;
- Lady Avril escort for Tribal Journey;
- T’Souke First Nation agreements with Fisheries and Oceans Canada; and
- Salmon stock assessments and harvesting data.
- Upgrading of skills and techniques is always taking place with training in navigation, first aid, small vessel operation and other areas. Fisheries Program Manager Joe Planes and Fisheries Trainee Dave Planes has taken the advanced open-water dive training course and is certified to dive to depths of up to 100 feet.
T’Sou-ke First Nations is also one of five owners of Salish Straits Seafoods along with Malahat, Snaw-naw-as, Tsawout and Beecher Bay First Nations.
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