The roles and responsibilities of the FNFC have continued to grow and change since its inception, and we require a Strategic Plan to ensure that the FNFC remains a healthy, vibrant and sustainable organization that maintains adequate capacity to advance the fisheries interests of BC First Nations in a context of a shifting management, policy and legislative environment.
Through the BC First Nations Fisheries Action Plan, BC First Nations have directed the FNFC to support, protect, reconcile and advance Aboriginal Title and Rights and Treaty Rights related to fisheries and the health and protection of aquatic resources. Our priorities are 1) Recognition, Respect and Implementation of Indigenous Rights, 2) Collaborating for Improved Management and Sustainable Fisheries, and 3) Re-building First Nation Fisheries Economies. Our 2019-2021 Strategic Plan, Transforming Relationships for Successful Indigenous Fisheries, lays out our course over the next 3 years.
The relationships among our communities and Nations and the strength of our unity continues to drive the work of the FNFC as we work to assert our rights to access and manage our fisheries. We look forward to our continued work together with BC First Nations communities and organizations, governments, and other partners as we implement our strategic plan.