First Nations Fisheries

A United Voice for First Nations Fisheries

The FNFC signed a Declaration and Protocol of Recognition, Support, Cooperation and Coordination with the First Nations Leadership Council (FNLC), which states the respective mandates of the parties and affirms the intention of the parties to work together on fisheries issues. The Declaration identifies how we will work together to report and communicate for the purposes of political advocacy and advancement of Aboriginal Title and Rights and Treaty Rights related to fisheries.

The FNFC reports to BC Chiefs in Assembly through presentations and/or written updates at each of the PTO meetings (BCAFN, UBCIC, FN Summit). The Executive Director, FNFC Chair, or their appointed representative will deliver at least one in-person presentation to each of the PTOs per year (usually at AGMs). The FNFC may also put forward resolutions on fisheries topics via the PTOs.

The FNFC also supports the members of the FNLC in implementing the Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the Minister of Fisheries and Oceans, which was signed by the parties in September 2013.