Decision Making


We are committed to having a direct and meaningful role in the governance and management of our fish, aquatic habitat, and fisheries, both within and outside our Territory. The Tŝilhqot’in Nation has invested in relationship building at all levels as a key foundation for strengthening Tŝilhqot’in Nation governance in fish and fisheries.

We’ve been leading our own fisheries management since 2019. During the most difficult fisheries years in modern history for the Nation, it was TNG that requested closures for conservation in 2019 and 2020, and TNG identified critical harvest opportunities in 2021 and 2022. DFO would not have identified these opportunities through its aggregate management approach, but they fully supported the Nation’s fisheries decisions based on our strong technical basis and dedicated technical bi-lateral relationships.


  • In 2023, TNG released a pre-season fishing plan as a basis for collaborative in-season management – a powerful example of the Nation’s leadership in decision making.
  • TNG addressed the Pacific Salmon Commission (PSC) 2 years in a row on priority fisheries issues, and hosted a tour of PSC Commissioners in September 2023 to build key relationships and support problem solving and decision making at the international (Canada-US) scale.

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