Together, We Can Do More
HOW WE SUPPORT COASTAL COMMUNITIES
Coastal Nations Fisheries is part of a broader collaborative effort, based on years of negotiations between coastal First Nations and the federal government, to rebuild coastal fisheries to sustain local cultures, long-term food security and economic well-being.
As a 100 percent First Nations-owned seafood/fishing business, Coastal Nations Fisheries is working to revive community-based fishing fleets and the livelihoods they provide for families, and to build a Nation owned commercial fishing company.
“AT ITS CORE, IT REALLY IS ABOUT RECOGNIZING THAT FISH IS NOT ONLY AN INTEGRAL PART OF OUR CULTURE, BUT ALSO A CRITICAL PART OF RESTORING ECONOMIC SELF SUFFICIENCY.”
CHIEF WII HAI WAAS ARNOLD CLIFTON, GITGA'AT FIRST NATION
A Deep Connection to Our Lands & Waters
For thousands of years, coastal First Nations have relied on the region’s abundant fish species, including halibut, salmon, herring, crab, roe-on-kelp and other traditional foods. More than a food source, these species are at the root of our identity and culture, passed down through countless generations in ceremonies, stories, songs and traditions.
As with our ancestors, the stories we share today have a vibrant fabric highlighting our deep connection to the lands, waters, and each other.