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LFFA Office Closure Effective March 19, 2020

In light of recent decisions by the Federal and Provincial Governments, including having their employees work from home, all LFFA employees will do the same for the foreseeable future. Our office will be closed indefinitely until it appears reasonable to return. We respect the safety and health of our employees, the colleagues they interact with regularly and the general public. Our focus will be to maintain our operations understanding that there will be the odd challenge as we transition from our usual interactive in person business to remote engagements. The LFFA family thanks you for understanding as we do our part to minimize the growth of this virus.

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Fraser Salmon Allocation Swap

Proposed Fraser salmon allocation swap an issue of law, First Nations spokesperson says.

A proposal that would transfer part of the Fraser River chinook salmon allocation from recreational fishermen to First Nations groups is a bid to uphold the law regarding First Nations fishing rights.

That's according to Ken Malloway, chair of the Lower Fraser Fisheries Alliance, which represents 30 bands on the lower Fraser.

Read more: Abbotsford News


Ken Malloway of LFFA

[ photo courtesy of Abbotsford News ]

BC Chiefs and Councils Update


BC First Nations and the Chiefs in Assembly drafted the First Nations Fisheries Action Plan in 2006 (6 themes, 70 recommendations), which mandated the creation of a province-wide Fisheries Council in 2007 (the FNFC). The FNFC drafted its first Strategic Plan in 2011 and an updated version in 2015 to guide the implementation of the FN Fisheries Action Plan.

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Despite Fukushima, scientists say eating West Coast fish is safe

Following Japan's devastating 2011 earthquake and tsunami, fear spread about risks of leaked radiation from the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant — for the health of those living in or near Fukushima or involved in cleanup efforts, and for the planet and the potential impacts on our complex marine food web.

Read more: Georgia Straight

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