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Services and information
Atlantic Integrated Commercial Fisheries Initiative
Funding and support to Mi`kmaq, Maliseet and Passamaquoddy Indigenous communities in the Atlantic.
Pacific Integrated Commercial Fisheries Initiative
Funding for building capacity of commercial fisheries and co-management for West Coast First Nations.
Northern Integrated Commercial Fisheries Initiative
Funding for development of Northern Indigenous-owned communal commercial fishing enterprises and aquaculture operations.
Our reconciliation strategy
Our plan to build a renewed relationship with Indigenous peoples across all areas of the Department—fisheries, oceans, aquatic habitat and marine waterways.
Fishing in pursuit of a moderate livelihood
Thirty-four First Nations in the Maritimes and Gaspé region, and the Peskotomuhkati, have a treaty right to fish in pursuit of a moderate livelihood.
Food, social and ceremonial fisheries
Overview of how fishing for food, social and ceremonial purposes is protected under the Constitution.
Indigenous Program Review and renewal
Find background and updates on the collaborative process to review, co-develop and co-deliver DFO's Indigenous programs.
Aboriginal Fisheries Strategy
Strategy objectives and outcomes.
Commercial communal fishing licences
Renew commercial communal fishing licences using the National Online Licensing System.
Aboriginal Aquatic Resource and Oceans Management Program
Supports Indigenous groups as they develop, grow and maintain aquatic resource and oceans management departments.
Aboriginal Fund for Species at Risk Program
Protection funding for aquatic species at risk, project priority areas, contacts and application dates.
Indigenous Marine Servicing Initiative
Supporting the diversification and expansion of Indigenous marine-related service industries.
Pacific fisheries agreements
Lists of treaties in British Columbia and Yukon that contain Aboriginal fisheries agreements.
Indigenous Habitat Participation Program
About the program, selection criteria and how to apply for funding.
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