THE BC YOUNG FISHERMEN'S NETWORK

The B.C. Young Fishermen's Network (BCYFN) is a supportive space for the next generation of B.C.’s fishing fleet. We foster learning and networking among young fish harvesters by creating connections to the people and resources they need to succeed. We believe that supporting young fish harvesters means supporting the health and well-being of our coastal communities.

 

OUR PROJECTS

Click on the headings below to learn more about our project areas and how you can get involved. 

COMMUNITY BUILDING

Providing a space for young fishermen to connect with each other and others across the industry. Grab a pint at our meetups, read up on the latest through our newsletter, and follow our social media for highlights of B.C.'s amazing fishing people and seafood. 

EDUCATION & SUPPORT

Providing skill building opportunities and access to industry experts, resources, events and opportunities across the coast. Connect with mentors through our workshops, and find the business support you need through our resource listings. 

PUBLIC AWARENESS

Sharing the stories of young B.C. harvesters, our coastal communities, and fisheries. Help us paint a picture of coastal B.C. 

 

OUR GUIDING PRINCIPLES

 

wheel3.jpgCapacity Building

wheel3.jpgCommunity

wheel3.jpgSustainability

wheel3.jpg Engagement

wheel3.jpg Diversity

wheel3.jpgCollaboration

 

WHO WE ARE

The BCYFN is a fisherman to fisherman network and our direction comes from a volunteer steering committee of young harvesters across the coast and across fisheries. TBuck Suzuki Environmental Foundation provides backbone support for the Network. 

Meet our committee (in order pictured below):

wheel3.jpg Jordan Belveal, Nanaimo

wheel3.jpg Kate Gillette, Campbell River

wheel3.jpg Helen Beans, Alert Bay

wheel3.jpgJoel Collier, Campbell River

wheel3.jpgJames Lawson & Cailyn Siider, Vancouver/Sointula

wheel3.jpgJim Gibbins, Steveston

wheel3.jpgMelissa Collier, Campbell River

wheel3.jpgChelsey Ellis, Prince Rupert

wheel3.jpgMike Roh, Campbell River

wheel3.jpgDave MacKay, Duncan Cameron & Ross Antilla, Pender Harbour/Vancouver

You can download the BCYFN Overview here

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