Lillooet Tribal Council


Janice Billy LTC Fisheries Manager [email protected]

Under the Aboriginal Fisheries Strategy agreement with Department of Fisheries & Ocean (DFO), this enables the program to facilitate in the management of St’át’imc fisheries.  Provides regular communications to the community leadership regarding fisheries issues and facilitates communication with the seven St’át’imc communities, other First Nations and DFO.  In-season opening and closures information is provided to the communities in the traditional fishing grounds of St’át’imc between Texas Creek and Kelly Creek.  The fisheries manager is responsible for the day-to-day management and development of the program, coordinates the programs fishing activities under the direction and receives guidance from the leadership.

  1. Coho in the Classroom
  • A joint project with DFO and Nlaka’pamux Nation Tribal Council (NNTC) as technician; to enrich students in Lillooet and Lytton areas,
  • To understand, respect and protect freshwater, estuarine and marine ecosystems, and to recognize how all human are linked to these complex environments, through awareness of the Habitat and Enhancement of the Coho.
  1. Data Manager Communications/Assistant
  • To work at the Lillooet DFO office
  • To assist with collection, tracking and entry of catch and effort data from the First Nations food, social and ceremonial (FSC) fishery both locally in the St’át’imc area, in addition to the Mid and Upper Fraser river watershed.
  • To ensure an accurate and timely flow of fishery information between DFO, LTC and the catch monitors who send information into the Lillooet Office.
  1. Lillooet/ St’át’imc Emergency Boat Launch
    A joint working projected that is completed for emergency launch’s only
  1. Respects the St’át’imc Communities Fishing Bylaws/Laws:
     To view the St’át’imc Communities Fishing Bylaws/Laws click on link below:
  • Xwisten/ Bridge River:
  • T’it’q’et/ Lillooet:
  • Xaxli’p/ Fountain:
  1. Fisheries Meetings:
  • St’át’imc Fisheries Technical Advisory Committee (SFTAC):
    To view the SFTAC Terms of Reference click on link below:
    SFTAC ToR February 2018
  • Fraser River Aboriginal Fisheries Secretariat (FRAFS):
    The Fraser River Aboriginal Fisheries Secretariat (FRAFS) was established by Fraser First Nations and the Department of Fisheries and Oceans (DFO) in 1994 to provide communications and support services to the Fraser Watershed Steering Committee under the Fraser Watershed Agreement.
    To view the FRAFS website click on link below:


  • First Nations Fisheries Council (FNFC):
    The First Nations Fisheries Council of British Columbia works to implement the BC First Nations Fisheries Action Plan, a foundation for First Nations to seek increasing shares in the BC fishery and greater involvement in fisheries management and decision making. We work with BC First Nations to protect, reconcile and advance Aboriginal Title and Rights and Treaty Rights related to the health and protection of fish and aquatic resources and access for food, social, cultural and economic purposes.
    To view the FNFC website click on link below:
  • Pacific Salmon Commission/ Fraser River Panel:
    The Fraser River Panel has special responsibility for in-season regulation of Fraser River-origin sockeye and pink salmon fisheries in southern British Columbia and northern Puget Sound. In-season meetings of the Fraser River Panel typically occur every Tuesday and Friday each week during the period of active fishery management, and occasionally on other days as needed. Following these meetings, the Fraser River Panel and Commission Secretariat staff issue regular news announcements and information updates throughout the fishing season.
    To view the FRP website click on link below:
  1. Leadership Meetings
    St’át’imc Chiefs and Council meet with NNTC Joint Leadership and Upper Fraser Leadership fisheries meetings
  1. Inter-Tribal
    NNTC Open Fisheries Forum
  1. Stewardship Programs
  • Pre/Post Season St’át’imc Fisheries Forums
  • Walking with Smolts (April)
  • Ghost Net Removal Program with NNTC (September)