The LFFA Delegate Forum for February 25, 2014 is still on, apparently the weather will break! See you at Tzeachten! Drive 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
Mercury, PCBs to be recycled near Fraser River in Chilliwack.
First Nations and environmental groups say the public should have been consulted.
Read more: First Nations in BC Knowledge Network
This summary was prepared by Katie Beach, LFFA Biologist.
The Lower Fraser Fisheries Alliance needs your help.We are working to develop a feasibility report to identify opportunities and make recommendations for improving participation and benefit from the Aboriginal Economic Fishery.
As fishers, community members, leaders and people directly affected by the fishing industry along the Fraser River, you can provide a unique insight and important information to support this project. The result will be a report and recommendations that we can all use to benefit from economic fishery opportunities, immediately and into the future.
Please take a few minutes to complete this short, confidential, on-line survey:
To complete the survey: www.surveymonkey.com
When you are done, your responses will be seen only by our consultants, Matheson Hill Consulting.
ALSO, PLEASE FORWARD THIS EMAIL TO ANYONE YOU THINK MIGHT BE INTERESTED IN PARTICIPATING – THE MORE INFORMATION WE GET, THE BETTER.
We are hoping to get all answers by Friday, December 6, but the survey will stay open until December 15.
This is the Power Point Presentation Ken Malloway loosely followed while presenting at the 7th Annual Sturgeon Symposium in Nanaimo earlier this year. The presentation focuses on the relationship between First Nations and sturgeon. Ken was able to peronalize his presentation to his own knowledge and experiences. He concluded by acknowledging the difficulties of telling our elders, "there is not enough Sturgeon for us to fish and enjoy as a meal anymore". The emotion behind this final point was not lost on the roomful of participants.