First Nations Fisheries

A United Voice for First Nations Fisheries

Economic Performance


Consistent with the FNFC Strategic Plan, the FNFC continues to support the development of enhanced economic performance in fisheries among BC First Nations. Over the last 25 years of federal program delivery, high capacity First Nations fisheries management infrastructure has been developed. Annual contributions to First Nations economic fisheries from DFO across programs (AFS, AAROM, ATP, PICFI) average between $47 and $59 million, and over 300 direct employment positions exist including management, technicians, guardians, and biologists. The FNFC helps to coordinate this infrastructure through its support for Commercial Fishing Enterprises across the province, and supporting BC First Nations’ roles in fisheries management.

For more information about the FNFC’s economic portfolio, please contact Business and Economic Development Advisor Astrid Niemann-Zajac at