Pacific Integrated Commercial Fisheries Initiative (PICFI)

PICFI is an initiative aimed at achieving environmentally sustainable and economically viable commercial fisheries, where conservation is the first priority and First Nations' aspirations to be more involved are supported.  PICFI was built on fisheries reform work begun in response to the 2004 reports of the First Nations Panel on Fisheries and the Joint Task Group on Post-treaty Fisheries, as well as subsequent discussions in a wide variety of forums that confirmed the need for PICFI.

Initially, the Government of Canada committed $175 million over five years to implement the initiative from 2008 to 2012. Additional funding has extended the program and it is now scheduled to conclude on March 31, 2016. 

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