First Nations Fisheries

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Economic Performance

NAFF III


The 2017 National Indigenous Fisheries and Aquaculture Forum (NAFF lll) was held on May 15-17, 2017, It was hosted by the Atlantic Policy Congress of First Nations Chiefs Secretariat and Co-hosts. It was held at the Membertou Trade and Convention Centre, located on Cape Breton Island in the Mi’kmaw community of Membertou, Nova Scotia. 

The forum brought together over 300 participants from across Canada, and was sponsored by the Atlantic Policy Congress of First Nations Chiefs Secretariat (APCFNC), the Assembly of First Nations (AFN), the First Nations Fisheries Council of BC, the Aboriginal Aquaculture Association (AAA) and the Wild Salmon Alliance of BC.

Fisheries and aquaculture activities generate over $100 million in revenues for First Nations and employ several thousand Indigenous persons on the Atlantic Coast, the North, the Prairies and the West Coast. This national conference built on the success of past NAFF events and focused on diversity, integration and leadership.

The NAFF III Final Report and summary of conference findings are now available for download: