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Planning, Leadership & Governance Session 1 - Aquaculture NAFF II – Day 2 What We Heard


Tier 1 & Tier 2 Meetings Host Organization AAEI – NAFF Meetings Atlantic Policy Congress of First Nations Chiefs

Tier 1 Meetings

Tier 2 Meetings

           

Charlottetown PE Port Hawkesbury NS Fredericton NB Listuguj QC Conne River NL Courtenay BC Kamloops BC Masset BC Nanaimo BC Port Alberni BC Port Hardy BC Prince Rupert BC

Moncton NB

Vancouver BC (with AAA)

Aboriginal Aquaculture Assoc’n 

Nanaimo BC

Vancouver BC (with FNFC)

Montreal QC

Saskatoon SK

Nanaimo BC (Dec 2011)

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Sudbury ON (Mar 2012) Sudbury ON (Sept 2012)

First Nations Fisheries Council

Assembly of First Nations Other Meetings Aboriginal Aquaculture Assoc’n Strategic Planning Sessions Waubetek Business Development Corporation

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Planning, Leadership & Governance Issues Discussed  Difficult to gain access to aquaculture production sites in traditional territories  Lack of information regarding potential options for aquatic resource development  Insufficient collaboration to align policies with opportunities  Effective governance 3


Planning, Leadership & Governance Some Suggested Solutions  Provinces to streamline and facilitate process to allocate tenures to First Nations  Eliminate fees for aquaculture licenses and tenures for First Nation ventures  Impose due diligence requirements to eliminate unused leases and sites  Provide right of first refusal to First Nations for sites in traditional territories 4


Opportunities Awareness Training & Skills Development Session 1 - Aquaculture NAFF II – Day 2 What We Heard


Tier 1 & Tier 2 Meetings Host Organization AAEI – NAFF Meetings Atlantic Policy Congress of First Nations Chiefs

Tier 1 Meetings

Tier 2 Meetings

           

Charlottetown PE Port Hawkesbury NS Fredericton NB Listuguj QC Conne River NL Courtenay BC Kamloops BC Masset BC Nanaimo BC Port Alberni BC Port Hardy BC Prince Rupert BC

Moncton NB

Vancouver BC (with AAA)

Aboriginal Aquaculture Assoc’n 

Nanaimo BC

Vancouver BC (with FNFC)

Montreal QC

Saskatoon SK

Nanaimo BC (Dec 2011)

 

Sudbury ON (Mar 2012) Sudbury ON (Sept 2012)

First Nations Fisheries Council

Assembly of First Nations Other Meetings Aboriginal Aquaculture Assoc’n Strategic Planning Sessions Waubetek Business Development Corporation

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Knowledge, Training, Skills Development Issues Discussed  Improved awareness, education and/or training is required to increase capacity  Technological and business training must be accessible in remote communities  Training to employment 7


Knowledge, Training, Skills Development Some Suggested Solutions  Establish an Aboriginal Aquaculture Help Desk to provide services related to information sharing, networking, business development, etc.  Establish community-based and on-the-job training with existing operations  Incorporate aquaculture technologies and practicum into the public school and high school curriculum as part of a youth engagement and development plan 8


Partnerships Session 1 - Aquaculture NAFF II – Day 2 What We Heard


Tier 1 & Tier 2 Meetings Host Organization AAEI – NAFF Meetings Atlantic Policy Congress of First Nations Chiefs

Tier 1 Meetings

Tier 2 Meetings

           

Charlottetown PE Port Hawkesbury NS Fredericton NB Listuguj QC Conne River NL Courtenay BC Kamloops BC Masset BC Nanaimo BC Port Alberni BC Port Hardy BC Prince Rupert BC

Moncton NB

Vancouver BC (with AAA)

Aboriginal Aquaculture Assoc’n 

Nanaimo BC

Vancouver BC (with FNFC)

Montreal QC

Saskatoon SK

Nanaimo BC (Dec 2011)

 

Sudbury ON (Mar 2012) Sudbury ON (Sept 2012)

First Nations Fisheries Council

Assembly of First Nations Other Meetings Aboriginal Aquaculture Assoc’n Strategic Planning Sessions Waubetek Business Development Corporation

10


Partnerships Issues Discussed  Partnerships can result in mutually beneficial arrangements • Can reduce financial risks and barriers to entry • First Nations have considerable “capital”

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Partnership Agreements Issues Discussed  Agreements could include: • • • • • •

resource management objectives monitoring and sustainability reporting guidelines effective dialogue and community communications conditions and timeframe for remedial actions dispute resolution mechanism provisions for continuous improvement and adoption of Best Management Practices • long-term time frame, to be reviewed and renewed every 2-5 years 12


Partnerships Some Suggested Solutions ďƒ˜ Prepare a Guide to Effective Aboriginal Partnerships ďƒ˜ Organize and deliver regional workshops on Building Effective Partnerships with First Nations

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Partnership Agreements Some Suggested Solutions  Develop a partnership template for aquaculture • Each First Nation will retain the latitude to determine the detailed content and terms

 Conditions of License for non-aboriginal

ventures should include a requirement for partnerships to be negotiated with local FNs  Agreements should be in place before Provincial tenures and Federal / Provincial aquaculture licences are allocated or renewed 14


Summary Session 1 - Aquaculture NAFF II – Day 2 What We Heard


Tier 1 & Tier 2 Meetings Host Organization AAEI – NAFF Meetings Atlantic Policy Congress of First Nations Chiefs

Tier 1 Meetings

Tier 2 Meetings

           

Charlottetown PE Port Hawkesbury NS Fredericton NB Listuguj QC Conne River NL Courtenay BC Kamloops BC Masset BC Nanaimo BC Port Alberni BC Port Hardy BC Prince Rupert BC

Moncton NB

Vancouver BC (with AAA)

Aboriginal Aquaculture Assoc’n 

Nanaimo BC

Vancouver BC (with FNFC)

Montreal QC

Saskatoon SK

Nanaimo BC (Dec 2011)

 

Sudbury ON (Mar 2012) Sudbury ON (Sept 2012)

First Nations Fisheries Council

Assembly of First Nations Other Meetings Aboriginal Aquaculture Assoc’n Strategic Planning Sessions Waubetek Business Development Corporation

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Access to Capital Some Suggested Solutions  Asset mapping will help to quantify "Aboriginal Equity“  Government agencies to pool resources for aboriginal aquaculture development and deliver through an AIMAP-like program  Establish an “Aboriginal Aquaculture Investment Tax Credit” for businesses and individuals who invest in aboriginal ventures 17


Environmental Management Issues Discussed  Aquaculture must be sustainable

• It must not compromise the quality of healthy and productive ecosystems • It must be in tune with the social values of regional communities and consumers • It must be internationally competitive

 Three Inter-Related Components • Economic Prosperity • Environmental Protection • Social Well-Being 18


Environmental Management Some Suggested Solutions  First Nations should be trained to provide routine environmental monitoring and inspection at aquaculture sites in First Nations territories  Broaden implementation of the APSA throughout the aquaculture sector

• DFO and Provinces to make compliance with the APSA a condition of licence • Compliance with the APSA could be a key component of IBAs and partnership agreements 19


Aboriginal Principles for Sustainable Aquaculture  Elements of the APSA: • Third party certification program developed by AAA • Transparency and First Nation (Aboriginal) Inclusiveness • Social Responsibility • Environmental Responsibility • Economic Responsibility

 Ahousaht First Nation & Mainstream Canada • First to receive certification


Aquaculture Session  NAFF II Summary Report to include regional

summaries developed by the 4 co-hosts: • APCFNC

FNFC

AFN

AAA

 Fundamental input toward creation of a

strategic approach to aboriginal aquaculture development  Thank you for your interest and participation Comments or Suggestions 21


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