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Aboriginal Opportunities- Access to Government, Industry Partners in Fisheries [Assembly of First Nations, AFN]

Publisher: 
Assembly of First Nations
Year of publication: 
2011

This is a resource document regarding Aboriginal opportunities

Impacts of Climate Change on First Nation Economies [Assembly of First Nations, AFN]

Publisher: 
Assembly of First Nations (AFN)
Year of publication: 
2006

"This report will examine the unique economic impacts of climate change in First Nations subsistence and income-generating economies. It will also discuss the economic realities in first Nations and how they relate to the ability or inability of a community to respond to climate changes."

Marketing/International Trade - Barriers, Opportunities, and Best Practices: Overview of First Nation Fisheries and Policy Considerations [Assembly of First Nations, AFN]

Publisher: 
Assembly of First Nations (AFN)
Year of publication: 
2011

"AFN has produced this Economic Development in Fisheries booklet that will assist in understanding what exists, and to expand on the national vision to help facilitate First Nations entry into the seafood industry by providing them with the tools and advice on what best practices exist, and how they can be involved or how to go about it."

Co-Management Discussion Paper [Assembly of First Nations, AFN]

Publisher: 
Assembly of First Nations (AFN)
Year of publication: 
2012

"In order to provide support and enhancement to DFO’s co-management initiatives, the Assembly of First Nations performed an assessment of co-management definitions and carried out consensus-building exercises with First Nations groups in the Aboriginal Aquatic Resource and Oceans Management (AAROM) program in an attempt to reach a common definition."

Co-management [Assembly of First Nations, AFN]

Publisher: 
Assembly of First Nations (AFN)
Year of publication: 
2012

"The term co-management has been identified as an important component to the relationship of First Nations and DFO. However, both sides are struggling to find a common definition of the term, or agreement on best practices or implementation. "

Seafood Product Labeling [Assembly of First Nations, AFN]

Publisher: 
Assembly of First Nations (AFN)
Year of publication: 
2012

"First Nation products need to be highlighted as legitimate and credible socially, culturally, economically, and environmentally responsible products that directly contribute to the well-being of First Nation communities and culture."

Marine Protected Areas [Assembly of First Nations, AFN]

Publisher: 
Assembly of First Nations (AFN)
Year of publication: 
2012

"Department of Fisheries and Oceans (DFO) will be starting the bioregional planning process in 2011-2012 which will begin to identify potential MPA sites. ESU-Fisheries will advocate for mutually-beneficial dialogue between DFO and First Nations to encourage the establishment of MPAs that compliment First Nation rights and interests."

Aquatic Animal Health Regulations [Assembly of First Nations, AFN]

Publisher: 
Assembly of First Nations (AFN)
Year of publication: 
2012

"The National Aquatic Animal Health Program’s (NAAHP) mandate is to “prevent aquatic animal diseases from being introduced to, and from spreading in, Canada”. The NAAHP program is administered by the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) in partnership with DFO. "

First Nations Perspectives: Review of National Aquatic Animal Health Program [Assembly of First Nations, AFN]

Publisher: 
Assembly of First Nations (AFN)
Year of publication: 
2010

"The prepared document highlights potential areas of concern for First Nation fisheries rights holders and draws attention to potential infringements of Aboriginal rights as a result of a loss of access to marine resources"

Aquaculture [Assembly of First Nations, AFN]

Publisher: 
Assembly of First Nations (AFN)
Year of publication: 
2012

"AFN is in the midst of establishing a National Aquaculture Working Group that can facilitate dialogue as an ongoing vehicle that provides technical support to the regions and provides First Nation input on the National Aquaculture Strategic Action Plan (NASAPI) and other supportive initiatives at the national level"

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