A United Voice for First Nations Fisheries
Special Announcement regarding COVID-19:
Like many of you, the FNFC is taking necessary precautions to keep our team, and by extension their families, safe and healthy during the COVID-19 outbreak.
Effective March 18, 2020 the FNFC’s physical office will be closed until further notice and all in-person meetings and events that were scheduled within the next 30-days have been either changed to teleconference/web conference format or postponed until further notice. As necessary, staff will work remotely during the office closure and the FNFC’s work will carry on uninterrupted as best as possible under the circumstances.
Rather than calling the office, we encourage you to contact us via email during this time. All staff email addresses can be found on our staff page, or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org to reach our general mailbox.
Please note that teleconferencing and web-based conferencing systems are being heavily used by many people across BC and Canada who will also be working remotely for the foreseeable future, so please be patient with any technological challenges we may collectively experience.
We are all in this together and we wish everyone safety, health and wellness.
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The First Nations Fisheries Council works with and on behalf of BC First Nations to protect, reconcile, and advance First Nations title and rights as they relate to fisheries and the health and protection of aquatic resources, including access for food, cultural, and economic purposes. In recognition of the need to advance common positions on fisheries matters through a united front and a united voice, the First Nations Fisheries Council works to develop the necessary capacity and relationships that enable BC First Nations to influence the integrated planning and management of fisheries and aquatic resources. By establishing a coherent process and cohesive messaging for cooperation and collaboration among First Nations and between First Nations and government, BC First Nations can become active fisheries managers and decision-makers to ensure fisheries resources are conserved for the benefit of future generations.
The FNFC hosts various meetings and workshops throughout the year. Check out our calendar to see fisheries event dates for the FNFC and our partner organizations.
See our events section for details about FNFC meetings, workshops and events including registration information, travel subsidies, agendas, and meeting materials.
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.
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.
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