A flock of surf scoters on the central coast.

Measuring MaPP’s Progress

Our Nations have high hopes for the Central Coast Marine Planning Partnership (MaPP) plan to create healthy coastal ecosystems and a vibrant future for…

A surveyor holds up a dungeness crab.

Crabs, Conflict and Reconciliation

This spring there was a dispute in Nuxalk territory when commercial crab fishers began working within experimental crab fishing closures that were set aside under indigenous law for research purposes…

Aerial view of islands from the central coast

Guardian Watchmen Essential for MaPP

The Heiltsuk are not the only Nation humming with activity from their Guardian Watchmen. With funding from the Central Coast Marine Planning Partnership process (MaPP), each central coast Nation…

Partial map of research sites on the central coast.

Crab Research Shows Impact of Fisheries in our Territories

Our Nations have completed the first major study of Dungeness crab on the central coast and the results are clear: commercial and recreational fishing can have a negative impact on crab populations and our food fisheries…

Markus Thompson dives with tanks to survey herring spawn.

New Hope for Herring

Over the past two years the herring fishery on the central coast has been a source of controversy. Disagreements between our Nations and the Department of Fisheries and Oceans (DFO) have led to peaceful but persistent conflicts…

Two yelloweye rockfish and one lingcod in a box

Rockfish and Lingcod Research

Using a combination of traditional knowledge and science we are compiling the most comprehensive dataset to date for central coast rockfish.

a live eulachon being held by a person

Saving Eulachon

It is hard to overstate the importance of eulachon to Central Coast First Nations. For millennia our people have worked together each spring to harvest this critical resource, whose grease has sustained us nutritionally and has been a valuable trade commodity and medicine.

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