Our common vision is for sustainable fisheries that are managed through community participation and partnerships, where we are all equal at the table and in life, and everyone’s knowledge contributes to our understanding of the local systems. Fisheries management is based on common sense regulations, and is supported by improved local enforcement. Our relationships together and success as a table gain international recognition in terms of the outputs we contribute to: restored habitat; and long-term sustainability of fish stocks, fishing opportunities, jobs, and fisheries management capacity.
An Area 26 Internal Roundtable was first established by the Ka:'yu:'k't'h'/Che:k'tles7et'h' First Nations (KCFN) and Fishing Lodges. These parties met for two years establishing their relationship prior to inviting Fisheries and Oceans Canada (DFO) Pacific Region to establish the Area 26 Harvest Roundtable.
The intent of the Harvest Roundtable is to provide formal advice and make recommendations to the Department related to finfish harvest planning, shellfish, bi-valves, aquaculture management and post season review at a local level. The Harvest Roundtable establishes a more collaborative, stream-lined, representative, and multi-sectoral co-management process.
The Roundtable includes:
Ka:’yu:’k’t’h’/Chek’tles7et’h First Nations
Sport Fish Advisory Board
Area 26 Lodges
Area D Gillnet
Area B Seine
Fisheries and Oceans Canada
Facilitation and communications is provided by West Coast Aquatic.