First Nations Fisheries

A United Voice for First Nations Fisheries

The 2016 Fall Assembly was held on November 8-9, 2016 in Kamloops. It brought together First Nations leaders, community members, and fisheries and natural resources staff from across the province to receive updates on the work of the FNFC and engage in strategic discussions on operational, policy and legislative issues related to fisheries. It also included participation from from government partners from various departments.

Thank you to the the T’kemlups te Secwepemc for hosting us in their territory, to all the speakers and presenters for sharing their expertise, to all attendees for their participation and thoughtful discussion, and to all who helped to make this year’s event a great one!

Our Shared Path: Securing the Future of Our Fisheries.


View or download in PDF: 2016 Assembly Agenda 


Day 1 Morning (Tier 2):

Our Shared Path: Securing the Future of Our Fisheries – J. Point

Rebuilding Canadian Fisheries for Longterm Prosperity – R. Rangeley

DFO Science and Research Priorities – M. Saunders

DFO Marine Conservation Targets Initiative – C. Eros

Day 1 Afternoon (Tier 2):

Upper Fraser Chinook Management – G. Sterritt

Southern BC Chinook Planning – J. Grout

Chinook Management and Recovery – Rivers Inlet – K. English

WCVI Chinook Management, Access and Allocation – D. Hall

Day 2 Morning (Tier 2):

DFO Cohen Commission Update – A. Thompson

Aquaculture Management Priorities – R. Sparrow

Regional and Haida Gwaii Herring Management – R. Jones

First Nations Commercial Fishing Enterprises – N. Philcox

Presentations from the afternoon on Day 2 are Tier 1 (internal to First Nations). BC First Nations who wish to download these presentations can request a Dropbox link by emailing us at