Pacific Integrated Commercial Fisheries Initiative

Aquaculture development source application guide

The expression of interest process is now closed. Submissions are being assessed and successful applicants will be invited to provide a full business case. Further opportunities to apply for funding will be posted as they become available.

The Pacific Integrated Commercial Fisheries Initiative (PICFI) was launched in 2007. It was designed to increase First Nations' access to the commercial fisheries in British Columbia (BC) by:


The program seeks to:

Diversification initiative

The Pacific Commercial Fishing Diversification Initiative will contribute additional funding to the program until 2018. This funding enhances participation in, and economic returns from, commercial fisheries activities in British Columbia. Funding is:

Resources facilitate and support diversification of First Nations’ activities into:


The scope of the program is large and includes the following components:

Application procedure

Please note that the requirement for a minimum 10% own-source cash contribution towards project costs will be waived for the 2021/2022 fiscal year.

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