A Lower Fraser River Pilot in “Participant-driven Collaboration, Conflict Resolution, and Getting Along in the Salmon Fishery”
SCOPE OF WORK AND RESPONSIBILITY
The Fraser River Fishery Peacemakers (the Peacemakers) has a primary interest in reducing conflict among river fisheries of the Fraser Watershed to achieve a more orderly and well managed fishery over-all. Early efforts and successes of this work have focused on fisheries for salmon and sturgeon in the gravel reaches of the Fraser River below Sawmill Creek and above Mission. Local participation has been drawn from this area for this purpose. The focus of this area-based group (Chapter) of Peacemakers is on the lower Fraser River (Vancouver to Yale – this organization approach parallels the Lower Fraser River Alliance) structure.

Expanding the scope of the Peacemakers beyond this area would be at the request and leadership from representatives from other areas. The role of participants from the Lower Fraser Chapter will be to provide start-up guidance/support for other chapters with a parallel mandate, and then to share information on progress/challenges and best practices among Peacemaking Chapters.

Participants recognize their scope of work and responsibility is limited to reducing conflict and building upon common interests in the river fisheries and does not extend to allocation, management advice, or fishery consultations. For greater clarity, this may include jointly convening a meeting to share salmon conservation and fishing knowledge, but would not extend to defining fishing plans that are responsibilities of many of these same participants in structured advisory processes, co-management agreements and consultation forums.
The following terms of reference identify the origins and goals of a process among Lower Fraser First Nations and the river salmon sport fishing interests who are looking for ways to get along on the River – the Fraser River Fisheries Peacemakers. The emerging themes reflect the areas where they are finding successes from this participant-driven collaboration. Their Terms of Reference (TOR) clearly defines scope and geography of their process and participation, and identifies an operating structure and guidelines for shared activities into the future.

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TERMS OF REFERENCE
  • SCOPE OF WORK AND RESPONSIBILITY
  • PEACEMAKERS’ OBJECTIVES
  • PARTICIPATION
  • MEMBERSHIP
  • OPERATIONAL PARTNERS
  • ORGANIZATION/ADMINISTRATION
  • REMUNERATION FOR EXPENSES
  • COMMUNICATIONS + RECORDS
  • TRAINING + CAPACITY BUILDING
  • REMUNERATION FOR EXPENSES