Distribution Process & Information
Please see details about the Distribution Process, Designates, and Fish Day timing.
A Fish day depends on the abundancy of fish returning that year. When we are fortunate enough to harvest food fish we notify our community members near the end of the week. We do attempt to have our fish days on the Sunday morning following our harvest. Please know, fish days are always subject to change and/or cancel, depending on fishing success.
Each week during fish season there is a Round Table meeting on Thursdays where all interested groups (including DFO) meet to review the fish escapement and make a plan for the following week.
The earliest that Hupačasath Fisheries will know about Community Fish Opportunities will be after this meetings on Thursday.
Everyone works quickly to give as much notice as possible with the goal of having the announcement posted Thursday evening or Friday.
If you need more time to arrange travel or work, consider looking into Delegate options to help make sure you can access your fish share.
If you cannot pick up your own share, you may “designate” another person to pick up your share for you.
A designation form must be submitted to the fisheries department before the weekend of fish day, or to fish day staff only during check-in time on fish day.
No, we have a record of previous fish day designation forms.
If you would like to confirm you’re still on this list, please reach out to the Fisheries Manager at the office by phone or email
Remember, anyone on your designate list (even old designates) can collect on your behalf. It is your responsibility to keep the list up to date. Add or remove people as needed.
It is also your responsibility to contact your designate to arrange them to pick up for you.