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Tsawwassen First Nation Harvest Agreement

Tsawwassen First Nation will establish an annual fishing plan for fish harvesting under contract law. The JFC will review the plan and provide the Minister with recommendations for the spiller provisions, which will be included in a Tsawwassen harvest document. The responsible minister retains the authority to manage provincial and national parks, protected areas and marine protected areas in a manner consistent with the final agreement. Tsawwassen First Nation will be able to participate in environmental assessment procedures for its lands and the Tsawwassen First Nation government can enter into agreements with other governments on environmental protection and environmental emergencies. Federal and provincial laws apply in the country of Tsawwassen and throughout the traditional Tsawwassen region. For Tsawwassen members, the Tsawwassen laws apply to the management of the harvesting of wild animals and migratory birds. Federal and regional laws on the use and possession of firearms apply. Given the limited harvest opportunities for wildlife and the likelihood of fewer opportunities in the future, Canada and British Columbia first nation will release $50,000 for the creation of a Nature Fund. “international treaty,” an agreement of international law concluded in writing: “First Nation Government in British Columbia,” the government of a first nation in British Columbia that has a treaty or agreement of convenience with Canada and British Columbia; 3 The agreement is a treaty and a land agreement within the meaning of Articles 25 and 35 of the Constitution Act 1982. Under the treaty, Tsawwassen First Nation will have the right to collect wild animals and migratory birds for food, social and ceremonial purposes within the traditional territory of Tsawwassen, including in national and provincial parks.

This right is limited by the measures necessary for conservation, public health and public safety. “neutral,” any person appointed to assist the parties in resolving a disagreement and, with the exception of point 23 of the dispute resolution chapter and Appendix P-4, an arbitrator; b. between one or more states and one or more international organizations, any additional commercial access to fishing granted to Tsawwassen First Nation is acquired through the voluntary retirement of existing commercial licences. The conditions for commercial licences granted to Tsawwassen First Nation will be comparable to those for licences issued to other commercial harvesters in the same area. The monitoring and reporting requirements for catches will be the same as those for the corresponding commercial fishery. The final agreement establishes the rights of Tsawwassen First Nation to the Natural Resources Harvest. In some cases, these harvesting rights apply to Tsawwassen Lands; in other cases, these rights may be exercised in larger geographical areas described in the final agreement. “International Criminal Court”: any jurisdiction, committee, body, court, arbitral tribunal or any other international procedure or procedure to review Canada`s performance with respect to the international engagement at issue; iii. a harvest or quota determined by the use of a formula for a defined harvesting area within the Tsawwassen fishing area; or a harvest agreement separate from the final agreement provides for the granting of commercial fishing licences to Tsawwassen First Nation. These licences would allow Tsawwassen First Nation to harvest up to 0.78 per cent of the total eligible Canadian catch for Fraser River Sockeye, 3.27 per cent of Fraser River Chum`s terminal commercial catches and 0.78 per cent of the total Canadian commercial catches allowed by Fraser River salmon.