Fisheries Co-Management of the North Pacific Coast

Date(s): 
4 January - 8 April 2021
Location(s): 
Online
Training Provider(s): 
Haida Gwaii Institute

Weekly synchronous classes Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9:30am to 11:00am Pacific

Over the last two decades there has been a shift in the governance and management structures of fisheries that has given way to a broader approach that recognizes the participation of marine resource users, whether it be cultural, commercial or recreational, in shared decision-making. Through this process, co-management is now understood as involving the people closest to the resource in the design, implementation, and monitoring of management measures. Marine resource users are now empowered to become active members of the management group, with rights and responsibilities, by working in partnership with governments.

In the North Pacific Coast these users are represented by 17 First Nations, along with the Province of British Columbia and the Government of Canada. Through local guest speakers, this course offers perspectives on traditional fisheries and marine management by the Haida Nation within Haida territorial waters as well as the local settler fishing community of Haida Gwaii, insights from other Indigenous groups along the North Pacific Coast and from representatives of the Province of British Columbia and the Government of Canada.