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


“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.  

Fisheries and aquatic resources and reconciliation

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


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.

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

Feature: salmon parks

FNFC is happy to support and share the Mowachaht/Muchalaht and Nuchatlaht First Nations concept of Salmon Parks. These parks in the traditional territories of Mowachaht/Muchalaht and Nuchatlaht First Nations aim to protect the wild salmon from the impacts of industrial logging of old growth forests. They are the focus of an Indigenous-led conservation plan to restore wild salmon vital to the communities and wildlife that depend on them. This initiative supported by Uu-a-thluk, the aquatic resource management department of the Nuu-Chah-Nulth Tribal Council and CPAWS.

Join the movement to support Salmon Parks:

What's new


Salmon parks

Understanding the Ocean Protection Plan