RECENT NEWS

May 4, 2022

PUBLIC MEETING
Massett Inlet Sockeye Food 
Fishery for 2022


Location:
   Haida Fisheries Office, 272 Eagle Ave. Old Massett
Date & Time: Wednesday, May 11th 2022 at 7:00 pm


Everyone is welcome to attend the meeting and give input on this important fishery.

A mask will be required to attend this meeting to ensure the safety of all.


April 21, 2022

SHN COMMERCIAL FISHING OPPORTUNITIES

The Secretariat of the Haida Nation is now accepting applications for the following commercial fishing opportunities. Interested parties are required to contact the Haida Fisheries offices in Skidegate or Old Massett for an application.

SALMON

  • 5 Salmon Troll Area F (36’6”, 40’6”, 40’8”, 41’9” and 43’1”)
  • 3 Northern Salmon Gillnet Area C (36’6” to 40’1”)
  • 1 Northern Salmon Seine Area A (56’)

 DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS:

Friday, May 13, 2022 at 4:00 pm

Incomplete applications will not be considered and copies of required documents must be submitted with application.

All vessels must be registered to commercially fish DFO licenses and abide by all safety and licensing regulations.

CHN Skidegate
Attention: Irene Bruce
#1 Resevoir Road
P.O. Box 98
Skidegate, Haida Gwaii
V0T 1S0
Fax: not working at this time
E-mail: irene.bruce@haidanation.com

Haida Fisheries Program
Attention: Andrea Suffredine
272 Eagle Ave.
P.O. Box 87
Massett, Haida Gwaii
V0T 1M0
Fax: (250) 626-3309
E-mail: andrea.suffredine@haidanation.com

After the closing date, the CHN may select individuals and enter into contract arrangements without further public notices.  CHN may choose not to allocate all licences and/or quota.


January 7, 2022

SHN – HAIDA WILD COMMERCIAL FISHING OPPORTUNITIES

The Secretariat of the Haida Nation and Haida Wild have the following commercial opportunities for the 2022 commercial fishing season.  Interested parties can contact the HFP Office in Old Massett and the CHN office in Skidegate for an application.

 

Ground Fish

  • 6 coast wide halibut (FL) licenses (66’ to 82’ 6”)
  • 1 coast wide halibut (L) license (61’4”)
  • One coast wide sablefish (FK) license (49’11”)

The SHNFC has used the following priorities in the past: Haida owned & operated vessel, Haida skipper & Haida crew; Haida spouse owned & operated, Haida spouse skipper & Haida crew, Haida Gwaii residents given preference over off-island residents.

 

DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS:  Friday, February 4th at 4 pm

Incomplete applications will not be considered and copies of required documents must be submitted with applications. 

CHN Skidegate
Attention: Irene Bruce
#1 Resevoir Road
P.O. Box 98
Skidegate, Haida Gwaii
V0T 1S0
Fax: not working at this time
E-mail: irene.bruce@haidanation.com

Haida Fisheries Program
Attention: Andrea Suffredine
272 Eagle Ave.
P.O. Box 87
Massett, Haida Gwaii
V0T 1M0
Fax: (250) 626-3309
E-mail: andrea.suffredine@haidanation.com

After the closing date, the SHN may select individuals and enter into contract arrangements without further public notices.  SHN may choose not to allocate all licenses and/or quota.

 

 

DOWNLOADABLE PDF
2022 SHN Fishing application – Groundfish

 


January 5, 2022

REQUEST FOR EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST

The Council of the Haida Nation is seeking expressions of interest for people wanting to lease one herring seine and two herring gillnet licenses for the 2022 season.

Application packages may be picked up at the addresses listed below and must be completed and returned to one of the addresses below

Preference will be given to persons of Haida ancestry with previous experience in these fisheries. 

 

DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS:

Expressions of interest must be received by the following date to be considered:

Monday, January 17, 2022 at 4PM

 

Mail or fax applications to either of the offices listed below:

Haida Fisheries Program
Attention: Irene Bruce
P.O. Box 98, Skidegate, Haida Gwaii V0T 1S0

E-mail: irene.bruce@haidanation.com

Haida Fisheries Program
Attention: Andrea Suffredine
P.O. Box 87, Massett, Haida Gwaii V0T 1M0
Fax: (250) 626-3309

E-mail: andrea.suffredine@haidanation.com

After the closing date, the CHN may select individuals and enter into contract arrangements without further public notices.

 


November 5, 2021

 

CHAAW SALII AGAN XAYNANGAAS
‘WAADLUWAAN GA TL’A GUD GIIDA
Respect the Living Things on the Beach

 

Clam Bed Sensitivity 

K’yuu butterclam’s live in a wide variety of substrates, ranging between pure sand to pure gravel. Typical substrate being a mixture of sand, broken shell, and small gravel. This puts all bivalve shellfish at high risk for compaction or crushing from human disturbances. K’yuu are known for irregular seeding’s, resulting in high fluctuations in adult populations. Other environmental changes such as ocean acidification have potential to put high stress on local populations. In order to keep our clam beds healthy, we must do all we can to ensure reduced disturbances as much as possible.

 

Best Practices 

  • Limit driving on the beach.
    • Drive near the high tide line whenever possible.
    • Vehicle operators are encouraged to regularly inspect their vehicles to ensure that they are not leaking fluids onto the beach environment.
  • Stay up to date on beach closures.
    • Any closures will be announced by fisheries notice, through signage at the beach access, and by public notice.
  • Tliisdluu gudang kilagans isdaa Take only what you need.
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If you have questions or concerns, please contact Jaasaljuus Yakgujanaas at 250-626-3302