Commercial Fishing Enterprise

Fishingboats

The North Coast-Skeena Commercial Fishing Enterprise (NCS-CFE) is an initiative supported by the Pacific Integrated Commercial Fisheries Initiative (PICFI) through the Department of Fisheries and Oceans, Canada. The NCS-CFE has two primary objectives:

1. Provide greater commercial access to the member and partner Nations of the North Coast-Skeena First Nations Stewardship Society; and
2. Develop a successful business enterprise that is self-sustaining in the long term

Currently, the NCS-CFE receives funding from PICFI to help with continued operational and strategic planning development. This funding will last until 2016 at which point the goal of the NCS-CFE is to be a self-sustaining business enterprise. The North Coast-Skeena First Nations Stewardship Society plays the role of General Partner and holds licenses in trust for the NCS-CFE. The NCS-CFE manages the license access and quota on behalf of the General Partner. In addition, the NCS-CFE has a Manager and Committee who make the business and operational decisions for the enterprise.

NCS-CFE Manager: Ron Smith
NCS-CFE Committee, as selected by the NCSFNSS Board of Directors and the Haisla Nation:

TBD: Kitsumkalum First Nation
Greg Greyson: Kitselas First Nation
Mike Jacobs: Haisla First Nation
TBD: Metlakatla First Nation
Chris Picard: Gitga’at First Nation
Bruce Watkinson: Gitxaala First Nation

NCS-CFE Contact Information:

North Coast-Skeena CFE LP
Suite 363 – 309 2nd Avenue West
Prince Rupert, BC, V8J 3T1
Phone: 250-624-8614
Fax: 250-624-8615
Email: administration@ncsfnss.ca

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