Pacific Integrated Commercial Fisheries Initiative

Applications are open

Applications are currently being accepted. Refer to the application procedure below and submit all documents by March 12, 2021.

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

Application deadline: March 12, 2021

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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