SPONSORS

FRESHWATER FISHERIES SOCIETY OF BC
The Freshwater Fisheries Society of BC was created in 2003 as North America’s only private, non-profit fisheries service funded by licence revenues. The Society is dedicated to the enhancement and conservation of BC’s freshwater fish resources for the benefit of the public. FFSBC website link arrows
PACIFIC SALMON FOUNDATION
PSF was created in 1987 as an independent, non-governmental, charitable organization to protect, conserve and rebuild Pacific Salmon populations in British Columbia and the Yukon. The Foundation’s mission is to be the trusted voice for conservation and restoration of wild Pacific salmon and their ecosystems and works to bring salmon back stream by stream through the strategic use of resources and local communities. Pacific Salmon Foundation link arrows
FRASER BASIN COUNCIL
FBC is a charitable non-profit society that brings people together to advance sustainability in the Fraser Basin and across British Columbia. Established in 1997, FBC is a collaboration of four orders of government (federal, provincial, local and First Nations), along with those from the private sector and civil society. Fraser Basin Council link arrows
FISHERIES + OCEANS CANADA
DFO has the lead federal role in managing Canada’s fisheries and safeguarding its waters. The Canadian Coast Guard (CCG), a Special Operating Agency within DFO, is responsible for services and programs that contribute to the safety, security, and accessibility of Canada’s waterways. DFO website link arrows


SUPPORTERS

FRASER VALLEY REGIONAL DISTRICT
The Fraser Valley Regional District is a local government that delivers over 100 separate services to over 275,000 residents in the beautiful Fraser Valley. The FVRD is the third most populous regional district, one of 28 throughout the province of British Columbia.

Our communities include eight unincorporated Electoral Areas as well as the municipalities of: Abbotsford, Chilliwack, Harrison Hot Springs, Hope, Kent, and Mission. FVRD website link arrows
STS’AILES BAND
Sts’ailes is a progressive, independent, non-profit Band that is not involved in the Treaty process. The mandate of our organization is to represent and govern the Sts’ailes Band and our community members. We also strive to provide services and programs that will support, enhance and enrich the lives of all community members. Sts’ailes website link arrows
SUMAS FIRST NATION
The Sema:th people were known as the fierce wolf people and were a part of the larger Stό:lō Nation. Sema:th lake and waterways formed an integral part of our community and our traditional way of life. Our lands were central to the Coast Salish territory; and our families moved freely amongst our villages to gather food and practice ceremony. Our traditional lands include Sumas Mountain, Sema:th lake and drainage of the Stat′lo′ (streams) which lead into it. Sumas website link arrows
CHEAM FIRST NATION
Cheam’s vision is to continue looking after our fish and our environment, as the Pilalt did, and to keep our community healthy and strong.

Our culture and spiritual teachings are important to the Cheam community. It is our teachings that build the person that we become. Our most important teachings to ourselves is to have fun, respect ourselves and others, be proud of our community and be proud of who we are and where we come from. Cheam website link arrows
Stó:lō TRIBAL COUNCIL
The Stó:lō Tribal Council was incorporated on July 21, 2004 by 8 First Nations that include: Chawathil; Cheam; Kwantlen; Kwaw Kwaw Apilt; Scowlitz; Seabird Island; Shxw’ow’hamel and Soowahlie.

The Stó:lō Tribal Council has adopted a governance structure that is more open, transparent, accountable and inclusive. All registered members of participating First Nations who are 18 or older may become voting members of the Council, and all voting members are eligible to be directors. Stó:lō Tribal Council website link arrows
Stó:lō NATION
The Stó:lō Nation is the political amalgamation of eleven Stó:lō communities. The Stó:lō Service Agency (SSA) is the service delivery arm of Stó:lō Nation. SSA provides services to the Stó:lō and Aboriginal communities throughout S’olh Temexw.

S’olh Temexw is the traditional territory of the Stó:lō people. According to our swxoxwiyam, we have lived here since time immemorial. The Stó:lō traditional territory extends from Yale to Langley, BC. Stó:lō Nation website link arrows
FRASER VALLEY SALMON SOCIETY
The Fraser Valley Salmon Society is a non-profit society that ensures and advocates for the rights for all anglers in non-tidal waters and works with DFO as co-managers in conservation and habitat protection. The FVSS is also heavily involved in the training and education of anglers and the public to sport fishing. FVSS website link arrows

SPORT FISHING INSTITUTE
The Sport Fishing Institute of BC is a nonprofit society. Contributors and members are made up of a wide range of committed stakeholders including: fishing lodges, resorts, certified tidal angling guides, hotels, charter operators, manufacturers, distributors, tackle shops, dealers, boat marine manufacturers, regional airlines, individual anglers and key insurance industry organizations. Our common goals are to ensure sustainability of our natural resources and that angling opportunities are maintained and promoted. SFI website link arrows
WESTERN WASHINGTON UNIVERSITY
Western Washington University is the premier undergraduate-centered university that fosters a dynamic collaborative environment at an intimate scale, where students fully engage, reveling in the freedom to develop their intellectual potential and achieve their personal goals. Western in located in Bellingham in northwest Washington and is home to 15000 students. WWU website link arrows

SPORT FISHING ADVISORY BOARD
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  • SFAB has been the official advisory body to DFO on sport fishing issues since 1964
  • Two dozen plus local community based advisory committees known as SFAC’s
  • motions processed from local to main board, are passed as official advise to the government (DFO)
  • SFAB participation on the Fraser:
  • BC Wildlife Federation (BCWF)
  • Fraser Valley Salmon Society (FVSS)
  • BC Federation of Drift Fishers (BCFDF)
  • Fraser Valley Angling Guides Association (FVAGA)
  • Chilliwack River Action Committee(CRAC)
  • Chilliwack/Vedder River Cleanup Coalition (CVRCC)
  • Retail and wholesale sport fishing companies