Progress with DFO on collaborative crab management

After a recent meeting with Fisheries and Oceans Canada (DFO), our Nations have some new hope for central coast crab. Working together, we agreed on necessary steps that will take us closer to a collaborative decision-making framework for managing this resource.

After a recent meeting with Fisheries and Oceans Canada (DFO), our Nations have some new hope for central coast crab. Working together, we agreed on necessary steps that will take us closer to a collaborative decision-making framework for managing this resource.

After years of slow progress and frustration on this issue, our Nations are optimistic that the positive outcomes from this meeting may steer things in a new direction.

Most notably, both parties agreed to key elements of a Letter of Intent for collaborative governance of crab on the central coast and draft work plan, which outlines the necessary steps towards sustainable management of this important resource.

After years of slow progress and frustration on this issue, our Nations are optimistic that the positive outcomes from this meeting may steer things in a new direction. If successful, this work may lay a foundation for collaborative governance of other marine resources.

Posted by CCIRA