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2014 Fishing Permits

The Northern Shuswap Tribal Council Fisheries Department issues various permits relative to fishing activities within the Northern Secwepemc te Qelmucw Traditional Territory. These activities commonly occur at or near Churn Creek, Sheep Creek, Rudy Johnson’s, Xat’sull and Farwell Canyon.

Fishing permits are currently assigned from the NSTC Office during regular office hours Mon-Fri 8:30am to 4:30pm.

Persons applying for a permit must do so by appointment. Phone the NSTC office (250) 392-7361 and ask to speak to one of our Fisheries Personnel to book an appointment.

Persons applying for a permit must provide proof of Indian Status and could be asked for other pieces of ID for the purposes of completing the permits.

The following outlines the types of permits available and how to go about acquiring them:

Permits provided by NSTC

LOCAL
If you have Indian Status you do not require a permit to fish within your Traditional Territory.
If you are NOT fishing within your traditional territory, yet have Indian Status and currently reside in the Williams Lake area, you may request a local permit for the fishing season to fish at NSTQ traditional sites. There may be restrictions attached to this permit depending on the circumstances.

NON LOCAL
A NON-LOCAL is a person registered to a band that is NOT one of the NStQ Communities and also lives out of area. This permit restricts a person to fish at a designated area for the duration of the permit. The permit is limited to 3 consecutive days of fishing OR limits of 25 fish whichever comes first. When either goal is met this permit is then void.

PROVIDER PERMIT
A band member, who is incapable of fishing, may request that their spouse or children who are not registered to a local band or of aboriginal ancestry fish on their behalf. The person being fished for must be on site alongside the provider. Exceptions to this permit will be reviewed on a case by case basis.

TRANSPORTATION PERMIT
This permit enables NON-LOCAL, or NStQ that live elsewhere than within the NStQ traditional territory to transport fish caught in the FSC fishery to their place of residence. It specifies the # and species as well as the final destination so that fish can be safely transported to that specific destination. You may be required to produce this permit if stopped by DFO’s Conservation and Protection outside of the NStQ traditional territory.

If you have any questions please contact the NSTC Fisheries Department:
Phone:(250) 392-7361
Ernest Kroeker ext 211
Andrew Meshue ext 209