Take part in our Aboriginal Fisheries Survey!


The Native Fishing Association has been conducting a survey to determine the numbers of Aboriginal fishermen that are left in the industry in British Columbia. Your responses will help us gain a better understanding of First Nations level of participation in the commercial fishing industry. The objective of this fisheries survey is to create a database that will capture the current situation of First Nations fishermen and communities engaged in the industry. Over 300 fishermen have been interviewed to date, the database will help build a benchmark report and resource tool to support the First Nations fisheries.

Who can participate in this survey?

Our goal is to survey every fisherman, deckhand, or shoreworker that is still actively fishing in the commercial fisheries in British Columbia, from the South of Vancouver Island to the northern BC coast.


Your contact information and responses will be held in complete confidence. The information gathered from those who participate will not be disclosed, sold, or distributed to any third party. The data collected will be accessed only by NFA staff and will be used for the sole purpose of this survey.

How to participate:

We have a survey form that can be filled out and will provide us with background information about your fishing operation. If interested, we can also follow up with you with a phone interview.

The survey form can be found below as an Online Survey or as a Printable/Fillable document. The document form can be emailed back to licencebank@shoal.ca , faxed to the NFA Vancouver Office (604) 913-2995, or mailed to 110- 100 Park Royal South, West Vancouver, BC V7T 1A2. If you prefer to be contacted directly, you may also leave your contact information in the comment box below.


  • OR Click here to download the PDF form  to print and mail to the Native Fishing Association



If you have any questions about the Aboriginal Fisheries Survey, please do not hesitate to contact Natasha Robillard via email at licencebank@shoal.ca or by phone at 604-913-2997.

Thank you in advance for participating in our survey!