Pacific Integrated Commercial Fisheries Initiative

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: