First Nations Fisheries

A United Voice for First Nations Fisheries

A United Voice for
First Nations Fisheries

Click here for information about the FNFC Annual General Assembly!

November 7-8, 2017 at the Songhees First Nation in Victoria.

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The First Nations Fisheries Council of British Columbia works to implement the BC First Nations Fisheries Action Plan, a foundation for First Nations to seek increasing shares in the BC fishery and greater involvement in fisheries management and decision making. We work with BC First Nations to protect, reconcile and advance Aboriginal Title and Rights and Treaty Rights related to the health and protection of fish and aquatic resources and access for food, social, cultural and economic purposes.

Our key areas of work

Fisheries Management

The FNFC supports the active engagement of First Nations in management processes and decision making, and to promote the health of aquatic resources and ecosystems for future generations.



BC First Nations have diverse interests, perspectives and priorities regarding aquaculture, and share a common interest and right to engage in decision making with respect to the regulation and management of aquaculture.

Water For Fish

The Water For Fish Program is an initiative to support First Nations engagement in water governance processes and facilitate First Nations participation in promoting effective management practices for freshwater in BC.

Economic Performance

The FNFC works to advance First Nations economic development in fisheries by coordinating business development funding and support for the 24 Commercial Fishing Enterprises across the province.


Documents and Reports

Our work is driven by a number of foundational documents and reports that articulate the objectives and direction of BC First Nations in the Pacific fishery

Get in touch, we’d love to hear from you