First Nations Fisheries

A United Voice for First Nations Fisheries

Water for Fish


In BC there are many demands on the freshwater resources, not the least of which is fish and their habitats. The Water for Fish program is an initiative that was created to support First Nations engagement in water governance processes in BC and facilitate First Nations participation in promoting effective freshwater management practices in their traditional territories. At its core, the Water for Fish program activities are designed to protect water for fish and healthy aquatic ecosystems.

The Statement of Solidarity on First Nations Freshwater Governance for Fish and Aquatic Ecosystems provides direction to the FNFC on common interests in freshwater policy, governance and management to be advanced at provincial and national levels: