The Native Fishing Association (NFA)
Promotes and Supports Indigenous People
in BC's Commercial Fishing Industry.

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The Native Fishing Association (NFA)

Supporting Indigenous
BC Fishers

The Native Fishing Association (NFA) promotes and supports Indigenous commercial fishers in BC. Whether you have an established commercial fishing business or have just become interested in the industry, we are here to help.

We provide loans and grants, shared licenses and quotas, and a variety of support services to help you grow or start your fishing business.

Please browse our website to learn more about our programs and services, and get in touch if you have any questions.

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Today on #womeninfishingwednesday we would like to honor Rosemary Georgeson, a Coast Salish/Sahtu Dene artist from Galiano Island, BC.

" This is a shot of myself and a halibut I caught while I was jigging for a cod up in Milbanke Sound around 1978. I had cheap 150# test on my board that I used for jigging. I pulled it up by hand most of the way but it dove a couple of times until I could get it up close enough to my boat to flip it over to its belly side up so it would go dormant so I could get it onto my boat. It was 96#'s dressed out. This pic is when I was selling it to the packer and it is up on the boom so they could get a pic of it. I was born into a fishing family and spent the first 25 years or more as a troller but went onto gill netting as our way of fishing was changing, but always a troller at heart. Please check out www.thewaterwecallhome.com Since fishing faded out and I have gotten older I have gotten into the arts but am always connected to my fishing roots, first and foremost. This is an art installation that shares how our stories, water and fish kept us connected as our ways of life and families were being separated" ... See MoreSee Less

Today on  #womeninfishingwednesday  we would like to honor Rosemary Georgeson, a Coast Salish/Sahtu Dene artist from Galiano Island, BC.  

 This is a shot of myself and a halibut I caught while I was jigging for a cod up in Milbanke Sound around 1978. I had cheap 150# test on my board that I used for jigging. I pulled it up by hand most of the way but it dove a couple of times until I could get it up close enough to my boat to flip it over to its belly side up so it would go dormant so I could get it onto my boat. It was 96#s dressed out. This pic is when I was selling it to the packer and it is up on the boom so they could get a pic of it. I was born into a fishing family and spent the first 25 years or more as a troller but went onto gill netting as our way of fishing was changing, but always a troller at heart. Please check out www.thewaterwecallhome.com     Since fishing faded out and I have gotten older I have gotten into the arts but am always connected to my fishing roots, first and foremost. This is an art installation that shares how our stories, water and fish kept us connected as our ways of life and families were being separated

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I see my kid brother Stu on the side there. He helped me with that halibut to pull it into the boat <3

I love your writing and stories. So grateful for what you share Rosemary Georgeson.

Do you have an idea for a business in the seafood industry, but want some help filling in the gaps?

NFA is offering 30 minute commitment-free strategy meetings to any Indigenous women looking to start or expand a business in the seafood industry. #womeninfishingwednesday ... See MoreSee Less

Do you have an idea for a business in the seafood industry, but want some help filling in the gaps?
NFA is offering 30 minute commitment-free strategy meetings to any Indigenous women looking to start or expand a business in the seafood industry. #womeninfishingwednesday

#womeninfishingwednesday

Today may be all about the prawn fleet but the salmon are coming soon, and the rest of the Indigenous fishing fleet are preparing! Today we honour the lovely Glorious Puglas, an Indigenous commercial fisherwoman on the salmon seiner "Ocean Venture" (owned by Art Lawson), out of Prince Rupert. Good luck with this year's salmon season Glorious! ... See MoreSee Less

#womeninfishingwednesday
Today may be all about the prawn fleet but the salmon are coming soon, and the rest of the Indigenous fishing fleet are preparing! 

Today we honour the lovely Glorious Puglas, an Indigenous commercial fisherwoman on the salmon seiner Ocean Venture (owned by Art Lawson), out of Prince Rupert. Good luck with this years salmon season Glorious!

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I love seeing this! 🌟❤️

That’s cool idea.

To all the Native prawn fishers out there floating around their favourite spots this morning, waiting for today’s noon opening of the season…Good luck and be safe, from all of us here at NFA 😊 ... See MoreSee Less

To all the Native prawn fishers out there floating around their favourite spots this morning, waiting for today’s noon opening of the season…Good luck and be safe, from all of us here at NFA 😊

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Load up fill your boots good luck

#familiesinfishingfriday

Celebrating Danial Smith (we all call him “Tuma”), the family he comes from and the family he’s passing it on to! He is the Hereditary Chief of Tlowitsis Nation on North Vancouver Island. He’s also a career commercial fisherman in the roe-herring, halibut, spot prawns and salmon fisheries! Go Tuma!“I’m 4th generation fisherman, salmon herring prawns and halibut. I was blessed, having great mentors growing up. I bought my first boat at the age of 20 and continue to move forward in the fishing industry.” ... See MoreSee Less

#familiesinfishingfriday
Celebrating Danial Smith (we all call him “Tuma”), the family he comes from and the family he’s passing it on to! He is the Hereditary Chief of Tlowitsis Nation on North Vancouver Island. He’s also a career commercial fisherman in the roe-herring, halibut, spot prawns and salmon fisheries! Go Tuma!

“I’m 4th generation fisherman,  salmon herring prawns and halibut. I was blessed, having great mentors  growing up. I bought my first boat at the age of 20 and continue to move forward in the fishing  industry.”Image attachmentImage attachment+3Image attachment

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Onward and upward 💛💙🎶🎼🙏🏆

Kicking ass bro!

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