The Common Voice newsletters

We publish The Common Voice on a semi-regular basis. You can also find the Common Voice articles on our news feed.


Issue # 12, December 2020

In this issue, we welcome two new program directors to the team — Vicki Sahanatien and Charlotte Whitney — who together bring a wealth of knowledge and experience to CCIRA. We also share a recap of a March 2020 salmon expedition (where researchers ventured far out in the open ocean to track salmon populations) as well s insights from community members across the Central Coast on approaches to climate change.

CCIRA newsletter 12 2020 (PDF)


Issue # 11, March 2020

Cover of the Common Voice, 11

In this issue, we cover the Guardians’ oil spill response work, Alejandro Frid’s new book, MPA Network and Fisheries work, things to know about rockfish protection, and more.

CCIRA newsletter 11 2020 (PDF)


Issue # 10, April 2019

Cover of the Common Voice, 10

CCIRA reports on a rockfish conservation study, a paper published in Nature Ecology and Evolution, a crab pilot project with the DFO, and a collaborative marine management process with the Reconciliation Framework Agreement for Bioregional Oceans Management and Protection (RFA), and more!

CCIRA newsletter 10 2019 (PDF)


Issue # 9, April 2018

The Common Voice newsletter, Issue 9, April 2018

Stories of science, marine protected areas, a proposal to improve oil spill response, and a conservation victory for herring. There is even a comic strip illustrating results from our rockfish research and the implications for our indigenous rights to this traditional food. You’re going to love this.

CCIRA newsletter 9 2018 (PDF)


Issue #8, April 2017

The common Voice, April 2017 cover

This issue features stories about fisheries collaboration, working with the DFO on crab management, the Kitasoo/Xai’Xais Heritage Database, rockfish research and conservation, Nuxalk ancestral governance and more.

CCIRA Newsletter 8 2017 (PDF)


Issue #7, July 2016

The Common Voice, July 2016

This issue of CCIRA’s newsletter is our biggest yet! But don’t let that intimidate you – that just means there’s even more of the same engaging stories and beautiful photos inside. In this issue read about the Nations work on herring management, our further progress on protecting Dungeness crab populations, the role of the Nations’ new guardian watchmen, the success of the Central Coast Commercial Fisheries Initiative and so much more!

CCIRA Newsletter 7 2016 (PDF)


Issue #6, December 2015

The Common Voice, December 2015

This issue of CCIRA’s newsletter includes stories about our ongoing rockfish and lingcod research, fisheries management collaboration with DFO, the indigenous laws project, and implementing our marine plans through MaPP.

CCIRA Newsletter 6 2015 (PDF)


Issue #5, April 2015

The Common Voice, December 2014

This issue features stories about the recent opening of the herring fishery, signing of the MaPP plan, updates on our crab research, rockfish and https://www.ccira.ca/wp-content/uploads/2016/11/ccira-newsletter-5-v02.5-web.pdflingcod studies, and work underway on local salmon management.

CCIRA Newsletter 5 2015 (PDF)


Issue #4, December 2014

The Common Voice, December 2014

This issue features stories about our work on revitalizing our traditional laws, a look back out how our Nation-level marine plans guide all of CCIRA’s work, and current CCIRA projects on crab research and fisheries training.

CCIRA Newsletter 4 2014 (PDF)


Issue #3, April 2014

The Common Voice, April 2014

This issue features an update on the Marine Planning Partnership (MaPP – a joint planning process between the Province and our Nations), Nation-level rockfish research, and activities of the Bear Working Group.

CCIRA Newsletter 3 2014 (PDF)


Issue #2, October 2013

The Common Voice, October 2013

This issue features an update on the Nations trained divers, a primer on the Pacific North Coast Integrated Management Area strategic plan, answers to some commonly asked questions about the Marine Planning Partnership – a joint planning process between the Province and our Nations, and a story about the work CCIRA is doing to improve our understanding of our eulachon stocks.

CCIRA Newsletter 2 2013 (PDF)


Issue #1, April 2013

CCIRA Newsletter: TheCommon Voice, April 2013

This issue features the recent completion of commercial dive training courses by Nation members, the growth of SEAS youth projects in our four communities, and marine use planning initiatives that CCIRA and the Nations are engaged in with other First Nations, and the Provincial and Federal governments.

CCIRA Newsletter 1 2013 (PDF)