The Squamish Nation has received reports that 3 Nation members have been snagging fish from the catch pool on the Seymour River, which is managed by the Seymour Salmonid Society.
The Squamish Nation has formed a strategic partnership with the society to engage in conservation efforts on the Seymour River which is now listed as an endangered river. In support of ensuring conservation needs are met, Chiefs and Council passed a motion on September 16, 2016 to impose an immediate fishing closure on Seymour River from the train bridge and upstream. This closure area is marked by appropriate signage. The closure is in place until the conservation targets are met.
While the general public have adhered to the signage, unfortunately we have received multiple reports that the same 3 reported Nation Members are returning and snagging excessive numbers of fish and most recently snagged more than 70 fish on Monday August 28th. It is in part the excessive overfishing that has required us to step up efforts to increase security but also identify these individuals.
Squamish Nation Fisheries is offering a cash reward leading to the identification of these individuals.
If you have any information about these events or individuals, please contact: firstname.lastname@example.org or 604.982.8645.
The reward will only be paid for information leading to clear identification these individuals
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