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.
Click on the headings below to learn more about our project areas and how you can get involved.
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.
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.
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
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):
Jordan Belveal, Nanaimo
Kate Gillette, Campbell River
Helen Beans, Alert Bay
Joel Collier, Campbell River
James Lawson & Cailyn Siider, Vancouver/Sointula
Jim Gibbins, Steveston
Melissa Collier, Campbell River
Chelsey Ellis, Prince Rupert
Mike Roh, Campbell River
Dave MacKay, Duncan Cameron & Ross Antilla, Pender Harbour/Vancouver
You can download the BCYFN Overview here.