Tag: crab fishery

Heiltsuk Guardian Watchmen on the boat collecting traps for crab surveys.

Lessons in Co-governance: Ensuring FSC Access to Dungeness Crab

Drawing upon years of intensive research, surveys and multi-general knowledge, Central Coast First Nations say closures at key locations will maintain healthy crab populations.

The Common Voice, Issue 10, May 2019

Issue # 10, April 2019

Inside The Common Voice, issue number ten: MPA network updateCCIRA hires new staff, Oceans RFA formalizes collaborative marine management process…

Ernie (right) and Sandie (left) are on a boat and sitting on either side of a metal crab trap full of crabs. Both are wearing large, dark green rain coats. Sandie is holding a clipboard. The water behind them looks cold and grey, and there are evergreens in the distance.

Crab pilot project a positive step towards collaborative fisheries management

Together, the project partners conducted an extensive assessment of current crab science. This included the science our Nations have conducted within our territories that incorporates our Indigenous and local knowledge. This illustrates DFO’s willingness to accept Indigenous knowledge and Western science as complementary ways of knowing…

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…