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, networking and growth among young fish harvesters & create 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 with folks 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. Learn, teach & share! 

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

 

Fish harvesters! 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 team (in order pictured below):

wheel3.jpgKate Gillette, Campbell River

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

Steering committee members

 

 

 

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