We are the Stellat’en fisheries, practicing both modern and traditional fisheries of the Carrier First Nations on the Endako, Stellako, Nautley, and Necho Rivers and Fraser Lake. While our network of local lakes and rivers support healthy and abundant resident fish stocks, we also enjoy chinook salmon and even strong cycle returns of sockeye that can support local subsistence, commercial and sport fisheries on good years. Fishing for salmon we use dip nets and gaff to selectively harvest returning salmon from our river fences and traps that are based upon traditional designs. Our traditional fish fence is a symbol of our fisheries because it was once outlawed, as it was once thought to be the cause of salmon declines until scientists and managers learned about the long journey and many fisheries our salmon went through before returning back home to spawn. In recent years our river trap has been used primarily for scientific and subsistence purposes, and our commercial harvest of sockeye is conducted in Fraser Lake using a purse seine to harvest the available surplus during high cycle returns.