Agassiz-Harrison Museum Speaker Series: Salmon
On behalf of the Season of the Wild, the Agassiz Harrison Museum presents David Moore to speak about the importance of the salmon in the Harrison River Valley.
On behalf of the Season of the Wild, the Agassiz Harrison Museum presents David Moore to speak about the importance of the salmon in the Harrison River Valley. His passion for conserving wild salmon and skills managing projects have combined for a successful career in fisheries consulting. He has more than 40 years experience in community fisheries development with indigenous groups and small fishing communities across Canada and internationally, working extensively in sustainable fisheries planning.
Dave Moore (Swi:weletel) spends most of his time as the General Manager of Harrison River salmon fisheries with Sts’ailes (formerly Chehalis Indian Band) and neighboring Scowlitz Band. He is responsible for over-seeing salmon stewardship initiatives and their commercial fishing enterprise based in the Harrison and adjacent Lower Fraser River since 2003. He authored the Strategy for the Harrison Salmon Stronghold – the first of its kind in Canada. His recent work as Stronghold Coordinator includes building a habitat program partnership to conserve the diversity of Harrison River salmon. He has also been organizing best practices around BC in the emerging First Nations river-based commercial salmon fisheries for more than a decade. He co-authored “River to Plate” a vision paper for the emerging inland commercial salmon fisheries in BC. He is the former Executive Director for the Fraser River Salmon Table and is currently Executive Director for the Inland Salmon Producers Association, facilitating reforms in the salmon fishery among a wide-range of users. Dave also is the General Manager for the River Select Fisheries Cooperative assisting the growing artisanal river commercial salmon fisheries like the Harrison Salmon Producers achieve sustainability.