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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 05-06-2020, 02:19 PM Thread Starter
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Future access to Steelhead on the Bulkley and Morice Rivers?

Future access to Steelhead on the Bulkley and Morice Rivers?

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I can only suspect that part of licensing fee and classify stamps fee will go to FN. Fees ( manage by BC ) probably will go up as they were flat for at least 10 yards.

Saying that Certified racist Bob Hooton will never waste opportunity ...........

BTW, they never protested abut Sport Fishing

Hooton is well known for writing anti-FN articles, often showing photos which are not recent, laying about issues and often alerting/hiding well known facts
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As a BC resident and former Terrace resident I would comment that this is only about money.
FN chiefs know this is their best chance to capture some type of land claim royalties on natural gas exports from pipeline(s) being built on land they claim is their traditional territory.

Can't blame them
Once the lines are built they have no negotiating power.

BC has a socialist NDP government these days and the Skeena riding is an NDP riding.
The Govt will be sympathetic to issues there.

Blockading railways, blockading salmon runs and so on are part of the process.
Aggravating fishermen, the tourist industry etc. are all by-products.

In my opinion no one will stop a sport fisherman on a river in the Skeena system unless it's on a Reserve
Then you'll have a pay a fee like the Kispiox Band charges or have access issues at Kitwanga and so on.
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EXCLUSIVE: A first look at the land title memorandum between Wet’suweten, B.C. and Canada

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It's about what one would expect at this stage.
Mostly to do with who in the Wet’suwet’en gets the power.

I'm glad fish are on the agenda
I expect the Wet’suwet'en will do more for preserving the fish stocks than the DFO
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Nothing is 100% certain, but natural resources is mostly likely one area which will have joined FN/BC jurisdiction.
The last thing FN worry is sport fishing for Steelhead which does not affect salmon.

Gill-netting near mouth of Skeena is a dying industry. Lots of very old fisherman who did not have to many opportunities to fish for Sockeye in the last 5 years. Even in 2018, despite some openings only 20-30 boats per day showed up vs. 150-180 in 2014 for example.

Considering that fee for sport fishing licenses or classify water were flat for the 10 last years or so, I would not be surprised to see next year a solid hike, like 50%. The extra revenue will be shared with FN.

Also expect lots of ranting from Bob Hooton ( shy is falling) and more anti-FN articles. I am surprised he does not share Twitter account with the other guy ........
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I think the local FN would like to have all the Chinook and Sockeye salmon they can ever possibly eat.

And lots of steelhead so they can charge access fees at Kispiox, Old town, and Kitwanga.
And maybe even FN guiding outfits.
They know there is lots more money in catching/guiding steelhead than eating steelhead.
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