Government of Canada and eight Coastal First Nations to implement community-based fisheries and collaborative management

Media advisory

Vancouver, B.C. – The Minister of Fisheries, Oceans and the Canadian Coast Guard, the Honourable Bernadette Jordan and Chief Marilyn Slett, President of the Coastal First Nations, (CFN) with leaders of CFN member Nations will make an announcement about the Coastal First Nations Fisheries Resources Reconciliation Agreement.

This agreement is the first of its kind in BC to establish collaborative fisheries management and commercial fishing opportunities for eight First Nations on the British Columbia North and Central Coast, and Haida Gwaii.

Date:                                       Friday, August 6, 2021

Time:                                      9:00 a.m. (Pacific)

Location:                                Virtual event on Zoom, via the provided access link

Note: Media wishing to attend the virtual event are required to register with Fisheries and Oceans Media Relations at media.pac@dfo-mpo.gc.ca before 8:00 am PST, Friday, August 6, 2021. A confirmation email containing the link and instructions for participating in the virtual event will only be provided to media representatives who have registered. 

Contacts

Olivia McMackin
Press Secretary
Office of the Minister of Fisheries, Oceans and the Canadian Coast Guard
343-571-9193
Olivia.McMackin@dfo-mpo.gc.ca

Media Relations
Fisheries and Oceans Canada
613-990-7537
Media.xncr@dfo-mpo.gc.ca

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