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Stronger Together

Helping First Nations build a united and coherent voice on fisheries and aquatic resources

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FNFC has partnered with key leaders and organizations to create the SOS Coalition.

Together, we will advocate for innovative but practical and achievable solutions that will ensure wild Pacific salmon remain part of our world for generations to come.

FNFC video

“The stage is set and the need is great for transformative change”

BC First Nations Fisheries Action Plan (2007)

Fisheries and aquatic resources are foundational to First Nations’ communities, culture, well-being, identity, and way of life. We work to protect aquatic resources and habitat and help First Nations build a strong, coherent voice on Pacific fisheries and aquatic resources by:


Facilitating strong province-wide collaboration


Building and maintaining First Nations capacity


Amplifying the voices of rights holders

Pillars of our work

First Nations in BC

Over 200 communities, each with a distinct culture, identity, and connection to their lands and waters.  

Cousins in canoe, Skidegate, Haida Gwaii. By Guujaaw - Linda Haig-Brown.

Fisheries and aquatic resources and reconciliation

The lifeblood of our communities, integral to our health, wellbeing, cultures, and way of life.

Tucup (red sea urchin), Campbell River. By Irine Polyzogopoulos, Uu-a-thluk (Nuu-chah-nulth Tribal Council Fisheries).


We help to strengthen communication between First Nations, government, and third parties on province-wide issues.


BC First Nations Fisheries Action Plan

Our shared vision to achieve progress on First Nations fisheries and aquatic resource goals.

Viewing crabs during intertidal activity – by By Irine Polyzogopoulos, Uu-a-thluk (Nuu-chah-nulth Tribal Council Fisheries)

Programs and projects

To support First Nations priorities We host processes, programs and initiatives related to fisheries policy, management, habitat, environmental protection, and economic development as outlined in the BC First Nations Fisheries Action Plan.

First Nations Programs and Projects

What's new


Trilateral Declaration and Accord to Address the Decline of Wild Pacific Salmon

shamus curtis - Chinook spawning in Willow River

Salmon Parks