INITIATIVES

 

The Native Fishing Association is involved in the following initiatives and projects. Follow the links provided for more information.

 

BC YOUNG ABORIGINAL FISHERS CONFERENCE

The Native Fishing Association (NFA) will be hosting the first annual BC Young Aboriginal Fishers Conference which will be held January 26-28, 2016 at the Radisson Hotel in Richmond, BC. The Conference is inviting active fishermen under 40/45 years old that are interested in building their operations and diversifying their fishing skills and experiences. Fishermen are invited to attend a Dinner Reception January 26th, followed by a 1.5 day meeting taking place January 27-28th 2016.

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LICENCE BANK

The NFA developed a Licence Bank proposal, which proposes for DFO policy to be amended to allow the NFA to officially own reduced fee fishing licences and lease or sell them to, or buy them from Native Fishermen.

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ABORIGINAL FISHERIES SURVEY

The Native Fishing Association conducted a survey to determine the numbers of Aboriginal fishermen that are left in the industry in British Columbia. The objective of this fisheries survey is to create a database that captures the current situation of First Nations fishermen and communities.

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NFA COMMUNITIES CONFERENCE 2013

In January 2013, the NFA hosted a Communities Conference with the purpose of seeking guidance from the attending parties on: how the Native Fishing Association and the assets it administers can best be used to encourage and enhance Aboriginal Fishers participation in all aspects of BC Commercial Fisheries; discuss community needs and ideas in relation to PICFI; explore what communities can achieve with a unified voice; and, identify and document common ground and goals.

Click here to read the NFA Communities Conference Summary