Southern Resident Killer Whale Multi-Nation Tier I Meeting (Indigenous Groups Only)
November 8, 20231:00 pm - 4:00 pm
On behalf of Fisheries and Oceans Canada (DFO), Environment and Climate Change Canada (ECCC), Transport Canada (TC), and Parks Canada Agency (PCA), we would like to extend an invitation for your continued engagement in the Multi-Nation Group Tier I process in support of the recovery of Southern Resident Killer Whales.
This meeting will support discussion on the 2024 Southern Resident Killer Whale management measures process. This meeting will be a Tier I session (Indigenous Groups Only) facilitated by Saul Milne.
Meeting materials will be available closer to the meeting date and uploaded here: https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/11h49et0P4m2GirMeLm2yTTu9TcReu_Uq?usp=sharing
On behalf of the Government of Canada’s Oceans Protection Plan (OPP), I am pleased to invite you to the Fall 2023 Oceans Protection Plan Dialogue Forum, which will be held virtually November 1-3, 2023.
Please click on the blue registration icon above to confirm your attendance. Alternatively, you can click https://whova.com/portal/registration/foppd_202311/ to register. Spaces are limited so please secure your spot by registering before October 30, 2023.
The theme of the Fall 2023 Forum is “building our progress together.” The Oceans Protection Plan has successfully shown that when Indigenous Peoples, industry, academics and government work together to protect our environment, we can achieve real positive results for our communities, our economy and our future. The Forum will provide an opportunity for all partners to showcase initiatives and share insights and perspectives on OPP through co-presented sessions and panel discussions.
An exciting line-up of sessions include topics such as:
New and innovative ways First Nations are sharing their OPP stories;
Recovery from environmental emergencies involving marine oil spills;
Building and furthering Indigenous capacity and participation in the management and removals of wrecked, abandoned and hazardous vessels;
An introduction to the vessel biofouling roadmap;
...and much more!
We hope you will join us to share information and engage on these important discussions aimed to protect our coasts through the Oceans Protection Program.
November 7, 2023 Best Western Dorchester Hotel, 70 Church St, Nanaimo, BC V9R 5H4, Canada
The sectoral committee meeting provides a forum for the exchange of information; advice on the development of the next version of the Intertidal Clam Integrated Fisheries Management Plan (IFMP); and exchange of views on issues important to the management of the fishery. The sectoral committee is intended to allow DFO to receive a broad range of advice from First Nations and stakeholders interested in the fishery.
The sectoral committee meeting will be a hybrid meeting held in person at the Best Western Dorchester Hotel in Nanaimo and virtually on MS Teams. You are welcome to participate in the meeting and provide comments to the Department regarding the next version of the IFMP.
If you would like to attend the meeting, please contact me for the MS Teams link, a copy of the draft agenda, or to aquire any additional details.
Fisheries and Oceans Canada
November 9, 2023 Tigh-Na-Mara Seaside Spa Resort & Conference Centre, 1155 Resort Dr, Parksville, BC V9P 2E3, Canada
This is a follow-up from the Oct 12th IMAT Herring Meeting. Agenda topics will include: 1. Pacific Salmon Foundation BCSRIF Herring Project Update 2. Genetic Baseline Study - Strait of Georgia Herring 3. Overview of Herring MSE (management strategy evaluation), including implementing new Herring operating model framework 4. Discussion of MSE objectives 5. Review Publication: Herring Spawn Distribution and Timing in BC 6. Scientific Literature Review: Impacts of noise on herring spawn
A zoom link has been created for those wishing to attend virtually: Topic: IMAT Herring # 2 Time: Nov 9, 2023 09:00 AM Vancouver
Summary: This is a formal notice of tentative dates to discuss an important initiative, the Trilateral Salmon Accord Process. This email is to ensure there are holds in calendars for the respective dates below.
In follow up to our First Nations Fisheries Council (FNFC) report out on the Trilateral Accord on Salmon process to the FNLC Leadership at the most recent round of PTO meetings (BCAFN, UBCIC & FNS), we have organized an information session for October 30th to ensure there is a collective understanding and support among the nations for this important approach.
Following the information session, FNFC will host a special chiefs meeting on November 21st to formalize an endorsement of support and understanding by BC First Nations leadership on the Trilateral Accord process.
The First Nations Fisheries Council, with facilitation support from Dan George at four Directions consulting, has been negotiating with both Canada and BC to develop a new process for a Trilateral Accord on Salmon to initiate ONE shared Pacific Salmon recovery strategy. We now have achieved the commitment of both levels of government to this vision of shared Salmon management.
We have also been successful in having both levels of government to agree to a declaration that all levels of government are concerned about the decline as a serious enough matter that there is commitment to work collaboratively on a shared pacific Salmon recovery and rebuilding strategy. In the trilateral engagement process, we have had the participation of the FNLC with Chief Dalton Silver, Lydia Lobezzo, UBCIC, Hugh Braker and Robert Phillips, FN Summit and Jaime Sanchez from the BCAFN.
When – November 21st (time to be determined, date is confirmed)
Where – Vancouver, BC (This meeting will be in person with hybrid options to be set up at later date)
Meeting Materials – to be distributed at later date
Draft agenda to be determined.
If you have any immediate follow up or concerns, please contact the below FNFC staff for clarification
November 24, 2023 Nanaimo, BC - exact location TBD
Fisheries and Oceans Canada (DFO) would like to announce that the annual Shrimp Trawl Fishery Sectoral Committee meeting is scheduled for November 24, 2023. The sectoral committee meeting provides a forum for the exchange of information and advice on the development of the annual Shrimp Trawl Fishery Management Plan (IFMP), and the exchange of views on issues important to the management of the fishery. The sectoral committee is intended to allow DFO to receive a broad range of advice from First Nations and stakeholders interested in the fishery. The meeting will be held in-person in Nanaimo. DFO is also trying to arrange a virtual on-line meeting option using MSTEAMS for those unable to join in-person. You are invited to participate in the sectoral meeting on November 24, 2023 and provide comments to the Department regarding the draft Shrimp by Trawl IFMP for 2024/25. For more
information about the fishery please refer to the current 2023/24 IFMP found at: https://waves- vagues.dfo-mpo.gc.ca/library-bibliotheque/41102289.pdf
If you would like to participate in the sectoral meeting please email me at guy.parker@dfo- mpo.gc.ca to request a copy of the draft agenda and more details regarding the meeting
arrangements. If you have any questions about the fishery please feel free to email myself, or contact Hong Tjhie, Lower Fraser Area Resource Manager at firstname.lastname@example.org, or Amanda Beckett, North Coast Shellfish Manager at Amanda.email@example.com for additional information.
November 27, 20231:00 pm - 3:00 pm Microsoft Teams Meeting
Hello First Nations and Stakeholders,
Please find this meeting invitation for Mass-Marking and Mark-Selective Fisheries Technical Workshop #9.
More information to come at a later time.
Arthur Y.K. Liao
Assistant Salmon Officer, Fisheries Management
Fisheries and Oceans Canada, Government of Canada
Arthur.firstname.lastname@example.org / 236-335-1857
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the 2024 Salish Sea Strategy Symposium. The Symposium will be held at the Vancouver Convention Centre on January 23 – 24, 2023, with in person and livestreamed sessions.
The Symposium is an event held under the OPP’s Salish Sea Strategy, which aims to establish a shared level of understanding of existing work across the Salish Sea. The theme of this event is “Building on our past, advancing our future”.
Some of the topics we will explore together during the event are:
What are our shared priorities to protect the Salish Sea?
How can we collaborate to advance these priorities?
What great work is happening in the region that is worth highlighting and learning from?
What are the opportunities to capitalize on and the challenges we need to overcome?
What stories need to be told to communicate the importance of the Salish Sea and the vision for the future.
Our two days together will include presentations, panel discussions, fireside chats, workshops, information booths and opportunities for networking.
How to Participate in the Symposium
To register for the Symposium, please click here. There is limited space for in-person attendance, so we encourage early registration.
February 8, 2024 - February 9, 2024 Tigh-Na-Mara Seaside Spa Resort & Conference Centre, 1155 Resort Dr, Parksville, BC V9P 2E3, Canada
Join the 2024 FNFC Aquaculture Forum!
The First Nations Fisheries Council of British Columbia is cordially inviting First Nations across BC to engage in a dialogue on aquaculture in its Whole of Aquaculture Forum on February 8th-9th, 2024.
You are cordially invited to attend and participate in this Forum. Its purpose is to convene First Nations in BC to facilitate discussions and idea-sharing about the future of aquaculture in BC that can benefit First Nations’ food security and economic benefits. This forum will foster dialogue towards the growth of a sustainable and diverse aquaculture sector in BC that can enhance First Nations’ capacity and expertise. It will build upon FNFC’s Aquaculture Forum in 2020, and discussions held to explore the range of food security and economic development opportunities offered by the sector to B.C First Nations. It will also look forward towards a Blue Economy, how aquaculture can contribute, and different ways federal and provincial governments can help support First Nations interests in aquaculture in the province. Input and dialogue through the FNFC Whole of Aquaculture Forum will inform the development of a FNFC First Nations Aquaculture Strategies Option Paper, and working towards an inclusive and diverse Aquaculture sector with First Nations in B.C.
Please note that the forum will follow on from a CFE (Commercial Fishing Enterprise) gathering that is taking place at the same location, from February 5-7th, 2024.
This event is in-person only.
Registration is required to attend the Forum. Please register below.
February 29, 2024 - March 1, 2024 Nanaimo, BC, Canada
Save the Date - Agenda and Materials to Come
The Relationship Workshop Planning Committee is excited to re-announce our 2023/2024 Relationship Workshop. After taking guidance from past workshops; UNDRIP came out as a topic that was wanted for more discussions and we found a experience and qualified Facilitator Carden Consulting to deliver:
“Meaningful Implementation of UNDRIP and Align Supportive Strategies with Partners”
LaaraYaghujaanas, MA,Carden Consulting
20 Years of Governance Policy Planning, Strategic Planning, Capacity and TrainingDevelopment for First Nations and Corporations
FromHaida Nation with Education in Business Development
Two-day workshop will be geared to support Nation and help create a “sense of understanding” for DFO partners. Goal is to not create a “plan” but to create a supportive environment where we can take the tools and apply it to our work where possible.
Fisheries and Oceans Canada (DFO) State of the Pacific Ocean (SOPO) meeting
March 6, 2024 - March 7, 2024
Chiefs, Councilors, Legislators, and Fisheries and Ecosystems Program Managers,
Save the date: The 25th annual Fisheries and Oceans Canada (DFO) State of the Pacific Ocean (SOPO) meeting will be convened, live, in Nanaimo, March 6-7, 2024 The meeting will be a hybrid event such that online attendance and participation is possible. More information to follow.
Hosted by DFO since 1999, the annual State of the Pacific Ocean meeting provides an important opportunity for the marine science community to learn about and discuss the results of the most recent year’s monitoring off Canada’s west coast.
You are receiving this invitation as you, or colleagues from your community and/or associated Indigenous organizations, may be interested in discussing the most recent observations and expected future conditions of the Pacific’s oceanographic and biological conditions, marine heat waves, unusual events, and marine species and ecosystems.
If you are interested in attending this year’s SOPO meeting, or if you would like to propose a presentation to this year’s or next year’s event, please let us know by responding to StateOfThePacificOcean@gmail.com.
This email is being sent to a broad distribution list; apologies if you receive it more than once. We are using gmail instead of our Microsoft Outlook email because we were encountering issues with large distribution lists. Please don't hesitate to reach out to our DFO email addresses (CC'd on this email) as well.
Thank-you, Co-chairs: Jennifer Boldt, Strahan Tucker, Stéphane Gauthier, Fisheries and Oceans Canada
The annual National AAROM Meeting is an action-oriented operational meeting that brings Indigenous Executives of AAROM departments with Fisheries and Oceans (DFO) Indigenous program staff to share information and collaborate on joint initiatives. The meeting is co-designed and co-developed by the AAROM Steering Committee and is meant to provide a forum to share information and develop joint tools and solutions for the network of AAROM departments.
To support the development of a meaningful agenda a Mentimeter has been developed by White Raven, the National Meeting facilitation team. We ask that you take a couple of minutes to participate in the Mentimeter and provide your valuable feedback (Voting (menti.com)).
You will receive the formal invitation with registration details, and finalized agenda over the coming months, so please keep an eye on your inbox. For additional information please reach out to the host organization via Jim Lane (email@example.com) or Rebecca Morgan (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Chelsey Karbowski, MRM (she/her/elle)
A/ Senior Program Officer | A/ Agente principale de programme
Indigenous Programs | Programmes autochtone
Indigenous Affairs Directorate | Direction des affaires autochtones
Aquatic Ecosystems and Fisheries Management | Écosystèmes aquatiques et Gestion des pêches
Fisheries & Oceans Canada | Pêches et Océans Canada