Mission of the Fisheries Department
This Fisheries Department is created by the tribe in the exercise of its sovereign authority to govern fisheries and other internal matters of the Passamaquoddy tribe and are intended to ensure the protection of the marine environment, its resource and inherent rights of tribal members to engage in the harvesting of marine resources in a manner which will:
Maintain cultural and historic subsistence, ceremonial and commercial hunting, fishing and gathering of marine resources by tribal members;
Provide for the immediate and long term cultural, economic and social interests and needs of tribal members and future generations;
Cooperate with Tribal, Canadian, American, State, Provincial and Municipal authorities in the conservation and protection of the marine environment and its resources through safe and responsible harvesting practices.