Nazko First Nation is currently affiliated with Upper Fraser Fishing Conservation Alliance (UFFCA). UFFCA provides advice and support services to UFFCA member communities on a range of issues from conservation and harvest planning and fisheries management, to environmental assessments and field science. The Alliance’s role is to support community based initiatives which support the overall strategic plan. The alliance also assists with procuring resources for science and research while developing a continuous program of capacity development. The Alliance was created by 2005 under the Federal Department of Fisheries, Aboriginal Aquatic Resource & Oceans Management (AAROM) program.
The key roles of the UFFCA are:
– Provide technical analysis and advice on stock conservation including the identification of stocks in need of conservation actions.
– Review federal, (and to lesser degree) provincial fisheries programs, stock and habitat assessments, enhancement initiative, and government policies and practices related to conservation of UFFCA stocks of interest.
– Respect and honour the role of Aboriginal Traditional Knowledge (ATK) and its role on informing and furthering science.
– Provide information to UFFCA member communities on a wide range of policy issues and programs related to fisheries resources.
The UFFCA publishes an annual report which lays out the projects and programs for each year. The UFFCA board and its members meet a minimum of eight times per year, and host other meetings all over the region throughout the year.
For more information visit the UFFCA website: www.uffca.ca
Stuart Alec, ext. 212
Land and Resource Officer
Physical Address: 405 Barlow Avenue, Quesnel, BC · V2J 2C3
Mailing Address: PO Box 4129, Quesnel, BC · V2J 3J2
Telephone Number: 250 992 9085 ext. 212
Fax Number: 250 992 7982
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