Herring are a critical part of coastal ecosystems and the lives of coastal First Nations. The herring fishery has also been a source of controversy on the central coast. But one thing everybody can agree on is that herring are amazing. This beautiful film from the Hakai Institute says it all.
CCIRA is thrilled to welcome Charlotte Whitney to the team, as our new Program Director, Fisheries Management & Science.
With the recent discovery of cold-water corals in Finlayson Channel, Central Coast stewardship leaders have even more reason to protect the diverse web of wildlife through marine protected areas (MPAs).
Listen to CCIRA’s Science Coordinator, Alejandro Frid, discuss the results of our newest rockfish research paper during this radio interview.
Central Coast Nations continue to work toward implementing a Marine Protected Areas network. Here’s a summary of next steps!
The landmark Fisheries Resources Reconciliation Agreement is a major step forward in co-governance and the future health of Central Coast fisheries.
CCIRA is extending its offering for a new position for Indigenous youth. The successful candidate will work closely with the CCIRA Marine Planner, Marine Implementation Coordinator and Central Coast First Nation communities to implement key elements of the MaPP workplan. This junior position offers a great opportunity for a strong candidate (from any First Nation)…