BC Young Aboriginal Fishers Conference
The Native Fishing Association (NFA) hosted the first annual BC Young Aboriginal Fishers Conference which was held January 26-28, 2016 at the Radisson Hotel in Richmond, BC. Over 70 participants attended, representing early-career fishers (vessel operator or experience deckhands) all under the age of 45 years old from all over the province.Read more »
Loans & Licences
The Native Fishing Association (NFA) exists to stabilize, support, and increase Native participation in the B.C. commercial fishing industry. The organization was incorporated as a not-for-profit financial lending institution and continues to administer a revolving loan fund that has served Aboriginal commercial fishermen in British Columbia since 1985.
The NFA provides financial assistance to Native commercial fishermen by way of carefully designed individual loan programs to best suit the needs and circumstances of each borrower. NFA usually structures loans to be repaid over a period of 3 to 10 years.
The NFA has also purchased licences to be leased out annually.Read more »
Resources & Links
Updates and reports:
FISHERY NOTICE REPORTS– Link to DFO fishery notices, updated daily: Click here
NATIONAL ONLINE LICENCING SYSTEM (NOLS)- The following link is to help fishers complete licencing transactions: Click here
TIDES, CURRENTS, and WATER LEVELS DFO Web Site- The following link provides Tide Tables arranged by city/town/area: Click here
MARINE WEATHER for CANADA- The following link provides marine forecasts for any region of interests in Canada: Click here
MARINE TRAFFIC- The following link allows to track vessel positions live world-wide: Click hereRead more »