Making the most of your fisheries and oceans programs
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Your voice in fisheries and oceans programs

The National Indigenous Fisheries Institute is a technical organization that is promoting consistency and standards across Fisheries and Oceans Canada’s Indigenous programs.

We’re working with communities, regional organizations, and government agencies to maximize the potential of fisheries, aquaculture, oceans, and aquatic management programs and practices – to benefit Indigenous Peoples and communities across Canada.


Guiding Principles
  1. Co-development, Co-design, and Co-delivery The collaborative approach in action – working as equal partners in the development, design, and delivery of federal programs and activities involving the lives and resources of Indigenous Peoples.
  2. Inclusion Our work includes you. We want to hear your ideas and opinions on the future of Fisheries and Oceans Canada’s Indigenous programs.
  3. Openness We are open to all ideas: great and small, new and old, national and regional, traditional and modern.
  4. Respect Inclusion and openness require respect. Disrespectful conduct will be promptly and fairly addressed.
  5. Clear Communications We will use plain language and visual media – and avoid overusing acronyms.
Partners in fisheries & oceans programming

I am proud to lead a department and employees across the country that are committed to working with Indigenous partners in a spirit of respect and reconciliation, and as joint stewards of the environment.

Honourable Dominic LeBlanc, Minister of Fisheries, Oceans and the Canadian Coast Guard